I've had a little break from working on this module as I went to Florence for a few days to celebrate our significant year with my girlfriends from school.We had a lovely time with good weather while the UK was suffering its monsoon!
It's taken a little while to get back to work.However, here are my offerings for the end of Chapter 7.
These are the before ,pinned out ready to dissolve.
I used a double layer as before.
These are the samples after dissolving along with the reproduced drawings they are translated from.
Top -Scrim trapped ,then stitched with a very fine zigzag
Middle-snippets of ribbon trapped ,then straight cable stitch with two thicker threads.
Bottom-straight stitch in two machine threads weaving in and out to create the fabric.
Top-I trapped the ends of threads I had cut off before using a meandering straight stitch.
Middle-I cut some short lengths of ric -rac then used a fine zig zag to stitch around and over.
Bottom-I used a zigzag to build up the "dots"then a straight stitch to join them into a grid so they wouldn't fall apart.
I need now to sort through my photos and begin to collect ideas and make some sketches for my theme .Perhaps another visit to Slimbridge if the weather allows.