Category Archives: Painting with threads

Two sewing days in a row

What bliss.  I’ve spent most of the last two days stitching my main 2015 project, an embroidered picture of Rogie Falls near Strathpeffer, Ross shire.   I started it at the beginning of the year and I’m still only about half way through.     I sometimes wish I’d chosen a medium which meant quicker progress than embroidering with single strand Achor threads!     Never mind getting two days together means that I’ve been able to move the project on and now I’m really excited about it again.


Rogie Falls no 1

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Rogie falls is a beautiful, and for those who can walk without too much trouble, very accessible waterfall just west of Strathpeffer on the River Blackwater in the Scottish Highlands. There is a car park and a path leading down to the falls. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk down but it is fairly steep in places and someone using a wheelchair or even an electric buggy would have difficulty.

To start this embroidery I have roughed out the basic areas in fabric paint on a cotton background. I’ve started with the fir trees in the far distance and will gradually build up the picture from there. Perhaps some of you would like to follow my progress with your own interpretation of the scene?