Up until now I haven't had a great deal of success with stitched shibori - I can't seem to pull it tight enough and have been rather underwhelmed by the results. So I was pleased with the double stitched leaves above (front and back) especially as they were quickly done.
But I was thrilled to finally crack mokume, at least on fine lawn (above) - the one below on silk poplin didn't work quite as well but I enjoyed the time spent stitching in good company with a glass of wine.
Jury is still out on whether it's worth all the effort when can get effects like this just rolling fabric around a piece of string and scrunching it up! But I've got all winter to prepare for my proposed garden indigo vat next summer .