Doodle stitching

A doodle is an unconscious drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Lately, a similar technique is used by embroiderers in order to create unexpected motifs and larger compositions, often using leftover threads and fabric scraps.
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  • Paper Airplanes by MontclairMade. A composition of embroidered black paper airplanes. Each airplane rests on machine stitched notebook paper inspired lines.

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  • Flower doodles by Studio 508Lovely, deeply textured flowers and foliage were the inspiration for this experimental Doodle Cloth.
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  • A modern sampler by Comfort stitchingThe idea behind this piece was to do a sampler of playful stitches along a series of criss crossed lines, adding further lines as necessary.
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  • Tablemat by Anna Bonarou. The black lines were machine sticthed while the colored shapes were embroidered by hand. 
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