Saturday, 7 September 2013

Secret's Out

I did try to keep this piece a secret but soon realised I wouldn't have any stitching to blog about because this is going to occupy the next three or four weeks. I've called it 'Remains of the Day'. It is a fairly ambitious piece given my current health, I hope to finish it in time for the J.C. exhibition in October. The last two weeks have been spent sewing it down with hundreds of (hopefully) invisible stitches. Then I have added stripes of gesso followed by copper gilding on various areas. I have over printed some beetle shapes and I'm using machine stitch to doodle and link the whole thing together. The final layer will be hand stitched and any embellishments I decide to use.

Some areas I will pick out existing patterns to stitch round, other areas will be more randomly stitched.

Linking different elements will be key to this piece. 
The cooler weather is a great help when stitching in my conservatory workroom but it does mean that I've run out of excuses for not working!


  1. What a fabulous piece of work, I love all of the detail. I hope you will show us when it's finished. Hope your're feeling better too.

  2. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. I hope you're finding some energy.

  3. Aha,out of the laundry basket at last, looking forward to seeing it doneI know its absolutely lovely see you soon....tina