I transferred my charcoal sketch to a piece of graph paper and divided the parts of the design up into sections using the two six element blackwork filling patterns you can see here. The idea was to reflect the shading by filling in more and more sections of the pattern. I think it would work well, if carefully done. However, I decided to cut the design right down and just do the cup at the front both in view of time and interest constraints. It's only a challenge sample, when all's said and done, and isn't meant for anything else.
It's when you get to stitch the outlines that you realise just how wonky your sketch is!! If it was for something important/serious (i.e. had I still been doing it for a C&G sample), I would have reworked the whole design to make sure it was decently symmetrical!! Anyway, the next stage is to fill it in and I should be able to show you that for the monthly round up and next month's intro which is due on Friday.
In the meantime, if fellow Needlequesters have any links to post, esp. for inclusion in the monthly round-up, please leave a comment on this post by close of play on Thursday.=)
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014