A few posts a go I wrote about creating textures on fabric using tyvek underneath (here).
With most of the samples, I felt they needed some embellishment to pretty them up. so I have endeavoured to do this and here are the results.
machine wrapped cords over the stitched lines. The green ones have the best contrast. They all help to make the puffing look wavy.
At the top I have stitched over the stitching lines with a gold thread.
Next, I have couched some machine wrapped cord along the stitching lines.
At the bottom, I have beaded randomly on the stitching lines.
All three look interesting, especially the fact that the embellishments are sometimes hidden and sometimes peep out, but the beading looks the best.
Sometimes when we experiment with interesting textures and surfaces, we forget that stitch is an important part of the design process which can highlight, define and improve what we have done.
So, when your experiments don't look the way you thought they would, (and do they ever?) think about how you could use stitch to alter them or embellish them.
Even I, who can put 16 bobbins worth into a sixteen inch square of fabric, sometimes neglect stitch in favour of straight texture, but stitch gives textures character.
Add a bit of stitch to your world.