I recently met with some people who are textile artists and we had a lovely chat and show and tell. We are thinking of meeting regularly in an attempt to encourage each other in our practice.
One of the things that came up in our discussion was knowing when your work is finished.
I feel a bit that way about my blackwork, I have finished the pattern parts but can't decide whether to put outlines around the shapes.
I think it would work better but I can't seem to sew lines that don't look wobbly and stick up further than the rest of the work, so I am thinking I might leave it without the outlines.
The design is based on a stained glass window from my neighbourhood (I have done some other work using this design).
Without the lead lines that are in the window, I think it looks a bit like a Christmas bauble. Maybe I can use it as a Christmas decoration! Perhaps I could do a similar one with red and green (which are the colours in the actual window) - SO not going to happen.