For the first sample I decided to make the rubbing onto the fabric and the neo colour crayon worked very well. I liked the grid like structure of the paper rubbing and used straight stitch to represent this.
I used mainly various ribbons for the verticals and then coton perle for the horizontals. The ribbons were quite prominent so I added more straight stitches with machine cotton. I liked the effect of the rubbing behind the stitch.
For the second sample I used mainly fly stitch, with some straight stitch. I used a variety of thread of different weights and thicknesses.
I like the geometric shapes which formed and the negative shapes. The rubbing looked like a folded and flattened ribbon and I wanted to represent the image without using an actual ribbon.
For this sample the rubbing reminded me of ropes. I used couching and chain stitch to form raised ridges from stitch.
For the final sample I used mainly sorbello stitch with some straight stitch. I felt this would represent the small star shapes that appeared on the paper rubbing. I started using a variety of threads. It needed some more texture so I added some stitching using ribbon.
The rubbing appeared to run mostly horizontally and I tried to follow the flow of the rubbing throughout the sample. I could have used a metallic thread to highlight some areas.
I did not make a background rubbing on three of the samples because I wanted to see how the effect of the stitch and thread clearly. I felt quite connected with the samples and stitching and they became more considered. I particularly liked using the string and rope. Using white thread on a white background would produce a more subtle effect but it is useful observing the effects on the black background.