I’ve been wanting to create some more mixed media stitcheries and there’s no time like the present, right? I started this as a doodle and intended to make it a solid satin stitch abstract thing. But then I was going through the mail and this groovy octopus was in the Trader Joe’s flier. It was instant love.

So I cut him out and stitched him down. He is surprisingly sturdy. I’m not done adding to it. I think I want to fill more in along the bottom and I’m thinking about adding beads. Just needs more STUFF. 

The base fabric is raw silk. And I love it an unreasonable amount. It stitches like a dream but more than that the texture is intoxicating. It’s definitely fun to cut loose and just let the stitching go where it wants to. Onward!