For a long time I've been wanting to explore ways that stitch screen print ineract. I love to do both but I don't often work with them together.
So, I screen printed these very simple squares on to calico using the most basic cut and torn paper stencils.
Then I set myself the task of stitching each square with a different stitch design. Initially I thought I would really ladle on the decoration but as it progresses I've decided that it works best with very simple stitches - straight stitch, cross stitch and the odd french knot.
I have padded it with some cotton flannel but I am an embroiderer rather than a quilter... the padding does means that it keeps me nice and warm while I'm working on it. I still have many hours of television to go before it will be finished!