We have separated out the first and second Black objects in the design. Watch the first one run. See how the running stitch is used to travel to the part of the next object you will be stitching, in some cases creating a manual underlay for the objects. See the thought that is behind getting to the start of that next object and placing stitches for following objects, as you go. Notice how smoothly the design runs. Notice the same technique used in the second layer of Black, the detail. You saw the use of the running stitch on the bird’s breast and the way we traveled up with a running stitch then down with a column stitch. Notice the same up-and-down action with our fills. We end one fill and start the next in the same spot, coming down, then up, then down spreading out the stitches to create a “Blend”. Blending Shading will be the subject for June, but pay attention to what is happening here, now.
These exercises will all be important when we have our next Class, Color Selection, and Traveling with Color.
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