I had two attempts at this one…..it was interesting that i found the requirement to stitch on black felt the most restrictive thing! it seems to make the samples quite flat, but I can see the point as free machine practice.
For my first sample I worked from a squiggly string sketch I had done in a sketch book, hoping to make sure I achieved a free line that wasn’t too tight : the original sketch didn’t have spirals and circles but I was happy to add them in once I started stitching!
the finished piece was pretty dull though, so I returned to the doodling, and decided to do a tree-of-life type image. Both designs are a bit dull and stiff, but shall move on and see if i want to re-visit the exercise later!