The above are machined samples of texture. The grey stitches and black chevrons are free machined. The others are stitched with the feed dogs up, which I was surprised to note was a laborious process, having vastly improved my free-machining techniques.
Although I have made my main focus machined embroidery so far. I am very interested in exploring hand stitch and will continue to produce a detailed collection of samples using different stitches, yarns and colours.