I experimented wth using crewel wool for this stag head motif, still using split stitch. I have to say I was suprised how much more difficult it was to work – although thinking about it, it is fairly obvious that the smooth silk would be better behaved than the scratchy, fluffy, wirey wool. But it does give a more rustic, vintage type feel to it which is nice for a change.
I also did this little leaping deer in silk, which is quite sweet. I’ll show you tomorrow.