Sunday, 23 November 2014

More tone and value…..

….. on cloth.  Not much spare time this week, so stitching has been limited to postcard - sized pieces.  The first on a theme that I always love, boats and the sea, using a few precious scraps of a favourite fabric.  Damp stretching this one, but not as rigorously as it should be done.  First in black and white to examine the tonal contrasts, then in a blaze of wonderful colour.

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The daughter of a good friend is in a local professional production of " The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" and her first night is very soon.  I've taken one of the images by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes, and simplified it for stitch.  Some holographic thread added by hand for sparkle, and silver paintstick for background tone.


I hope she recognises the image when it goes through her letterbox.

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  1. Fab work, Avril. I'm sure that your friends DD will recognise the lamppost!

  2. What a good idea to think small! Some Lovely work! Is the coloured sea pic separate to the tonal version?

  3. Doh! Two photos of one piece of work not two pieces! I'm really not awake yet!!!!


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