Continued using wax today, but started on a light colored linen instead of black. Really tried to retain some of the original fabric. Hard not to obscure it when you get moving with wax and paint!
The full sleeve -
(working again on reclaimed linen that was a shirt in its former life :)
I really like the contrast of the final stitching with the surface. The dark grey is the wool blend that I just bought in Vancouver BC. Touchy to sew, but gives a fabulous nubby texture.
Reclaimed linen, wax, prints, paint, free-motion stitching.