“I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies...”
shawl, most of the motifs
are repeats of those I've already shared with you, so I haven't included photos of them.
I did decide to add stamens to the rose, which you can see peaking out from under a petal here..
I'm more pleased with my second attempt at Long & Short stitch. Someday I may invest in Trish Burr's dvd's. I'm sure I could pick up some tips from her gorgeous work. This shawl will help me to determine if L/S stitch will become a standard of my embroidery "vocabulary".
I think L/S is a beautiful stitch, but not as fun to do as the other Elizabethan/Jacobean stitches. I enjoy the variety of the other stitches - choosing which stitch will more closely represent the texture you need for a motif, or using raised stitches to give something more "pop". The joys of embroidery....