Before going on our holiday in Switzerland, I managed to complete a couple of projects. The first was the one with the luxurious silk knitting threads. This was another abstract design with overlapping curved lines and spirals. Everything was stitched in a very simple vertical stitch – a sort of Free Form Bargello. The gold thread was used as the base and the red and purple for the lines and spirals. It was lovely to work with these threads and I still have plenty of them left for other projects. The final piece is quite vivid, and as usual I have nothing particular in mind as to what to do with the piece. Here it is.
The other embroidery piece was a bookmark. For this I used an pattern from my collection of traditional Palestinian embroidery designs – chickpeas and raisins. I have used this design before, but wanted to repeat it on a bright red canvas.