My first attempt at the concept of slow stitching was a learning experience. I didn’t want to think about it very much because I didn’t want to lose any of my enthusiasm. So, I quickly decided to use a block I had just pieced by machine and give it a go. As a co incidence, a fabulous show was on TV on the science channel. The topic was about LIGHT. The show was continuous all day. It was fascinating!
Learning about light, energy and COLOR. How we actually see color with our eyes. I listened while stitching. How cool to hear scientific facts and being enlightened about COLOR while working with lot’s of COLOR!! A double whammy.
When I first began I really had no idea where to start, what color to use, which direction to head. Luckily I had quite a few colors of embroidery floss on hand. So I pulled out all the bright colors to use. I don’t remember where I started and I didn’t plan anything; I just enjoyed the process. Along the way I decided to stitch into the black border to extend the design from the center using bright colors. The remaining areas of the black border are stitched with black silk thread.