The theme for March in Sharon’s Take It Further challenge, is around looking at the small details, and how they can be emblematic of larger things. It took me a while to settle on something for this month – there are so many small details! But I realised that embroidery itself is very symbolic of this – each tiny stitch is a small detail, and together they combine to make something much bigger.
That coincides with my having purchased Pam Kellogg’s e-book on seam treatments, so …
My piece for March has seam treatments taken from Pam’s book, and each patch will feature the small elements from those seams, illustrating how the simple tiny details work together to create complex embroidery. I don’t know why the colours look so washed out in this picture.
Incidentally, I am really enjoying doing the seam treatments a la Pam Kellogg. Counted needlework is my favourite embroidery, and so to use it in crazy quilting like this is just fabulous. Thanks Pam, for your generosity in sharing your technique through your book.
It is also working into my plan to have each block in this challenge done in a different style of crazy quilting. January was my regular CQ work, February was completely beaded, and now March is in the style of Pam Kellogg. Each one is (so far) pieced according to the same template, so I think it should be quite interesting to see how different all the blocks are at the end of the year.