When I was a little girl in the 70’s, I remember one of my cousins completed a string art picture of a boat in shiny metalic cord on a black felt background.  My Aunt hung it proudly in her hallway. 

The TAST week 16 stitch  – Palestrina stitch – seemed to want to be some string art, like it or not.   It was fun to do.  I quite liked the rthymn of the stitch, even though some of my stitches are not too neat.  I worked with some linen thread for the first time.  This really held the knot well.  I liked the difference thicknesses of threads placed side by side in this stitch – It sort of made a bevelled edge “frame”. 

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I also found an amazing beetle sitting on our table this week.  I have no idea what it is called.

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