I love it when this happens. This weeks stitch for TAST is Open Cretan Stitch, a stitch I have attempted before but not used much. Still being a good girl I went to my notebook,
I really do find this helps me think out exactly how the stitch is constructed because when you are drawing what's on the surface you have to think what is happening behind.
Because of the happy accident of the needle felting kit having come in sort of garnet colours I wanted to use it for the background. So I made a background which I am now wishing I had photographed before I started stitching. It was quite abstract and sort of nebula-ish nebula (I love that picture).
I started with the open cretan stich following the lines in the background. Suddenly I looked down and what could I see
A SHOE, definitely the shape of a shoe. So driven by the piece I carried on and so here is The Red Shoe.