sketchbook - a quick pencil sketch idea for embroidery... I work in various ways. I don't always make any preliminary sketches for embroidery. Often I start with the blank fabric and improvise.... Occasionally I will have quite a detailed idea in mind but quite usually I do not set myself a particular goal.... Here below you can see the developing idea... My thinking was scattering seeds in early spring, and how a flower dies to create new life. So the central figure is holding a fragile seedhead.