A few weeks ago I started a textiles course and I've chosen to go with 'machine embroidery'. The first couple of weeks we spent being creative. We had to choose a theme for inspiration, I chose 'trees' and the design element is 'line'. Yes, I know you don't get purple and blue trees but we had to eventually add colour. This, I think was my third paper sample.
Then last week we transformed our paper creation onto fabric. The idea was to get as many lines of straight stitch in as we could. I used a multi-coloured thread of blues and yellow as a contrast and then added even more lines in with a navy blue.
Obviously this is only a very simple sample, but I thought I'd share my first one with you.