Touching Earth, #CH223 from Melissa Shirley Designs, after a painting by Linda Carter Holman, is one of my favorite pieces I have ever stitched. Who is she? Mother Earth? And the possibilities for symbolism are endless: the sheep, the fish, the storm, the harvest, the pot. The pot is stitched in Or Nue, a method that involves laying metallic thread on either side of a canvas thread, then couching over it with silk, all over one canvas thread. The pot shimmers. Thanks to Melissa Shirley and Linda Carter Holman for such an enchanting design.
As always, my teaching schedule and list of available stitch guides have been updated.