First attempt at bullion knots...I'm so glad there isn't an embroidery jail for those who offend the discipline...but these look like french knots on steroids.
Below is my third set and I finally got the sequence correct.
Again, as with the calligraphy, I'm not trying to become an embroiderer...I think in surface applications which explains why I selected the piece of silk paper as a base, (a material I love), instead of the Aida cloth recommended for beginners. My initial thought was "this red and muddy grays look great together".
I joined the Take A Stitch Tuesdays at Stitchin Fingers (see side bar). I might make a sampler, I might not. I'm thinking I'll make postcards, atcs, or just small cutesy framable pieces...just think if I do this for all the 52 weeks...that would be 52 small pieces.