As you can imagine, this has put me out of sorts for a few days, and not much work has been done. I did have a lovely relaxing afternoon sketching with the Urban Sketchers Bristol/South West (if you're on Face Book, apologies to those who aren't) on Saturday, when the sun shone, but did more chatting than sketching. I haven't been able to settle to complete my workshop sample, but I have started thread doodling again.
Although I don't consider myself a 'blue' person, this slate blue hue calls to me and its now one of my favourite colours.
Originally, I drew the flower as a motif on some tea dyed calico, but felt I needed to go on with the process after stitching it.
I used just plain stranded cotton in different shades of this grey blue colour.
I didn't use beads or objects to accentuate the stitching, but just described the texture by using different stitches.
It did give me a lot of opportunity for knots too :)
Thanks to everyone for the dyeing tips and info, which has been so helpful. I plan to tint more fabric as soon as I don't feel quite so tired and achy, and when it finally stops raining!