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van Gogh Green and Red Inspiration

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I chose this slightly less well-know study of sunflowers for my red and green piece:

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We used straight stitches and then whipped them with contrasting colours.  I thought my finished piece looked like an aerial view of a garden.

This was the first piece we did and I wasn’t quite sure about working with van Gogh’s brushstrokes, but the layering of the fine wool worked reasonably well.  And no beads were added for once!

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The couched sewing ribbon made a lovely crunchy texture:

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From a distance the whipped stitches look like bullion knots but they are much easier to do.

 

 

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