Stitch Plan 1.
The background is in random pulled thread and small amount of low relief surface stitches. The sea urchins to be in high density/relief stitches. The colours are strong at the front and fade away towards the top.
Stitch Plan 2.
The background is in high relief stitches/embellishment and the sea urchins in a simpler geometric manner.
I chose stitch plan 1 as I wanted to explore ways of high density stitching in a more controlled manner than a random way as the markings of sea urchins require .
The random pulled thread has worked well I feel yet the portugese stitch took so long! I watched nearly all of the Open Golf over the weekend doing it!
This close up shows how well the pulled thread has worked. I had not done this before and I will definately use it again.
Now for week 3 reading!!!!! I suspect there is a lot of stitching again this week.