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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .2

2015-06_Racaire_14th- century_project_surface-couching_1And finally, after mounting my embroidery frame and putting the pattern PDF together for you, I found some time to work at my new embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching.

I haven’t done fine surface couching like this for quite some time but it seems like I didn’t pause at all – the stitches come so easily to me. Well, yes, this technique is in truth a very simple one…

…but the beauty of simple techniques also depends on small details – like some practice in the technique and many little stitches. Not that I complain about the last one – I chose the quite fine threads I am working with myself. *lol*

But well, before I get lost in detail again, let’s take a look at the progress achieved at the very first evening I was able to work at my new embroidery project – enjoy! 😀

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Well, it might not look like much so far but I can tell you – there were many little tiny stitches involved. It took quite some time to achieve the progress which you can see above.

But the steady work – one stitch after another – is quite ruminant. This kind of embroidery is like a kind of meditation for me. Though I never could really get myself to sit still and do nothing besides focusing on my breathing, I tremendously enjoy working at an embroidery project like this. It always seems to clear my head somehow and works much better than any actual meditation for me.

Normally, while I am embroidering, I am also “listening” to the TV. Well, to tell the truth – there is seldom something really interesting on TV which seems to be worth my attention. Therefore I normally just listen to the TV while I am working at my embroidery projects. 🙂 

Ok, enough about my embroidery habits, let’s take a look at the close-up picture of the embroidery which I took for you:

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As I already stated – manyyyyyy small stitches were made here… 😀

I also took several pictures for a short tutorial for you while I was working at this surface couching embroidery. I especially tried to take some close up photos of the stitches from different angles to get a better pictures of the stitches. As soon as I find some time, I’ll put a short tutorial together. 🙂 

I hope you enjoyed the new pictures of my embroidery project – more to come soon… 😀

Best regards Racaire