This is it.
Spot the handstitching, echoing the original crewel work. Spot the pink and high lustre green/gold. I am still not sure that this is right yet, some days it reads as a landscape, others it is a mish mash, others it is enigmatic and intriguing. Not all of the ideas have worked as planned, or even worked as not planned, but do they have mileage? Even the photography has improved a bit!
The writing has lost it’s sense of purpose, along with most of its legibility – merging into the other lines and patterns , only fragments come into focus. Inclination is to do more, tried whipping with slight contrast colour, but would rather get it right first time.
The long stitch towards the horizon is done with machine thread, 30 or 40 wt, so is too thin to cover the fabric. It is much more delicate looking than the areas machine stitched. The differences are fun and add to the vocabulary. As for using the crewel patterns – maybe they read as too random but in places they do mimic the field and ridge patterns
I have another about to begin-…… hmm……… may be less colour, may be tighter …..