After several months of stitching, I have filled all the space on the embroidered spirit doll I’ve been working on. All told, she has 19 different stitches on her body and face. She started out as a canvas for the weekly challenge stitches that I was trying out with Take a Stitch Tuesday. But along the way I added a couple of stitches that weren’t part of that challenge. No matter. I am please with how she turned out.
Her face was so plain; it looked out of place when put on her body. A little bit of feather stitch and detached chain in a variegated #20 tatting cotton helps to unify the composition.When I look at her, I see a Mother Earth Figure. Not the usual kind that is green and growing with life on her surface. This Mother Earth exposes her core. Deep in the center of the earth, deep in her core with the molten lava and underground lakes, she teems with a different kind of life. A life that holds immense energy and nurturing care. This was not my intention when I began. I had no idea what was going to appear. I was merely making a sampler. Isn’t it funny how these things come into being?
What do you see?