Monday, July 9, 2018

Denim mandala

This year I’m participating in ICAD (Index Card A Day) again, it’s my third time. There’s a weekly theme with daily prompts. I share them on my Facebook blog and Instagram on a daily base. You can find the theme and prompts at Daisy Yellow.

Last week mandalas were part of the theme and one of the prompts was denim, a great excuse to embroider a mandala!
I used craft floss and many different stitches: backstitch, stem stitch, detached chain stitch, slipped detached chain stitch, fly stitch, chain stitch, French knots, straight stitch and a knotted buttonhole stitch for the edge. I started with the sequin in the centre and kept adding stitches until there was just enough space left for the sequin butterflies.
The background is acrylic paint and a border stamp.