The inspiration - Matthew Williamson bedding
Initial sketch - the Sharpies crept blinking into the light gasping for breath, so long is it since they've been allowed freedom.
Simple outline drawn lightly onto fabric using a very hard (4H) sharp pencil.
Not much added at this point, as don't want to risk the pencil lines smudging the fabric.
Threads and fabric palette chosen :
The fabrics aren't a range, they're all picked at random from my stash.
The thread used throughout are colours in Perle 12 - love stitching with this thread, so much easier than fiddling about with 2 strands of embroidery skein tangliness.
First tentative stitches - looking rubbish at this point.
As colours are added - it's starting to take shape:
Confirming - you don't have to have embroidery skills to do a thread picture -
lots of little random stitches come together just fine.
Okay - so the finished effort is nowhere near exact - but close enough that I'm happy with it.
In real life the colours are brighter than shown here. The lime, teal and coral threads really zing.
Oo-er - best get deciding what to do with the fabric now.