These are Terri's Stepping Stone designs and I just love them all! They are, from left to right, Stepping Stone #1, Stepping Stone #2 and Stepping Stone #3 and as you can see, they all complement each other beautifully.
Thank you Terri for the beautiful stencil designs!
I started by adding some fabric medium to a light tan acrylic paint and using an old brush, I stencilled Terri's designs onto some of my hand dyed fabric. I wanted a subtle paint colour that would give me some definition, but not steal the show from the hand stitching that was to come. I pulled the colour from one of the other fabrics I was using in this piece.
After stencilling the designs, I cut the fabric into circles about a quarter inch larger than the stencilled image and I used a fusible web to applique them onto other hand dyed fabric. I outlined the stencilled lines with some of the indigo thread that I dyed this summer.
I used a simple running stitch for the lines and French knots for the little dots that appear in the centre of the flowers in the 'Stepping Stone #1' design.