Still have not got a working title for this one yet. Progress is good but appears slight as it is spread over such a large area. Think of this as a time- delay film, one that has not been speeded up .
These are the start and finish of a morning. Some serious stitching took place, but I can not see where! Can you? I brought him home for my open day, but he is just too big for my house ( had to move furniture……). I prefer the picture below, at least he looks small and managable.
The effort is now going into the background, teasing out surfaces and inclines to make a landscape. The big block of metallic organza opposite the tree blob is being nibbled away. This is meant to be a complex area of small fields, copses, moorland, so details and textures needed. Thread colours used so far are mid brown, mauve and moss green with a dose of bright fawn. As the stitching becomes denser the colours will become more intense and distinct, but of course you can’t see it yet!
I’m afraid you will just have to be patient, so will I, which will be much harder.It is doing wonders for my storage of threads, it is eating up all kinds of odds and ends. Colin the old machine will sew with almost anything without complaint but I am using bobbin thread underneath now. I can get more on each bobbin and am filling several at once, which cuts down on frustration.
As ever I am beset by distractions, someone has decided that Christmas should happen soon, visitors insist on coming and avoiding housework can no longer be my favourite past time, and the fabric samples ordered for a new commission for the Company of Merchant Taylors are dribbling in and need stroking and testing out, and I still have what feels like millions of newsletters to write and …………..but at least stollen is back in season, lebkuchen is lurking at me, plus any excuse to heat and spice some apple juice.
Nothing really changes.