Last week I finished the color theory stitching piece I started as an embroidery guild project. The pattern used three different colors of embroidery floss to stitch different layers of a rice stitch variation. For each section of the pattern, you stitch the floss colors in a different order which creates all kinds of neat color variations.
Here is the piece with all of the sections stitched:
I could hardly believe I really used the same three colored threads for each section. They changed so much from section to section! The green looks totally different when stitched over the apricot color, and the yellow looks so different in the bottom left where it is stitched over the green.
Then, here is the finished piece with the stitched border added:
I loved stitching it. It was fun to stitch, and it worked up super fast. I’m thinking about using the pattern to stitch more of them in different color schemes.
The pattern was by Kathleen Rake, and it was created for the Embroidery Guild of America Education Department.