The pages this week are fairly recent, 2012, however the technique is not so new. When I was at college we called it Counterchange.
Take a look.
About this.... its was inspired by a technique I saw by Alicia Merrett - now I find myself continuously drawn to the world of quilters - but I have never ever made a quilt, was made to remake my quilting samples for City & Guilds Embroidery (yes I know Embroidery, but we had to do some quilting too) - my piecing was a smidge out and I had to do over. Grrr.
I suspect its because I'm abstract minded, quilters like Alicia fit that concept, the bright bold colours and shapes.
So I've done the above technique before, but this time I wanted to stitch it in a different way, using a twin needle, well if you can possibly look closer, you will see what a disaster that was. I did not make a good job of the wiggles. Perhaps I used the wrong size of needle - these days I have twin needles in many widths.
As you can see I have had better success with it, using other stitches. Actually there is a blog post somewhere about this piece. Essentially the handstitching was worked first, then it was cut up and joined together. It was originally one long piece but I didn't like it, so chopped it up into "postcard" sizes.
Isn't it always the way, when working on one particular topic and method, the urge to do something else is a strong pull. Another thing I ought to revisit, but not until end of June at the earliest.