The last few days have been focused on painting and stitching. Whether I am happy about it or not (because it is an immense amount of hand stitching) the answer to this piece was to start stitching in the foliage in the ditch in front of the grain elevators.
So I decided to start stitching in what would be the ditch in the piece. The brown is actually cotton embroidery thread naturally hand dyed in cutch and dipped in iron for the dark color. The greens are wool hand dyed in marigold again with an iron dip.
In the above detail the light brown is cutch on cotton and the yellow is marigold on cotton.
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