Neptune’s Gifts

This is my finished piece for the Sumptuous Surfaces course, ‘Neptune’s Gifts’. It measures 15 cm x 11 cm.

At the top there is some uneven Cretan Stitch. The middle section contains a cheesecloth-like fabric couched with Palestrina Stitch and some fluffy yarn. The shells are satin stitched with silk ribbon. The lower section contains an assortment of beads and some texture stitches. These include blanket stitch wheels & cups, detached blanket stitch bars, french knots & bullion knots.

I think the larger shell should have been done in the darker silk ribbon as it’s now looking a little lost amongst the other stitching & beading.

Now onto the colour lessons……