I’ve been having a little go with some hand stitching trying out various stitches. One of my favourites that I haven’t used for a long time is Bokhara couching. I like the solid, but textured effect it produces. I’ve also been trying out some shisha using large sequins and some other cretan stitches. I like the cretan stitches because you can make them look open or solid depending on how you place them. I think I will keep experimenting with these and using them in larger works.