Cuthbert is completed!
Completed beasty is embroidered with split stitched Madiera silk thread on a slubby linen from fabric-store.com.
Things I want to work on for the next beasty;
- play with more shades for colours
- testing a new and exciting sounding silk thread (filament silk!)
- experiment on how to get some fine dots on there (sadly french knots definitely don’t exist in Europe in the 14th century)
Things I may continue working on;
- I’m really not sure about the line running down his head, I may tidy that up yet
- Possibly more work on the shading
Things I like;
- He’s just so gosh darn cute!
- I think my stitching is pretty good
- I’m pretty happy with the movement of the silk shine
Things I don’t like;
- I think that I kind of squished him a bit
- The tail is a bit wrong
- Shading isn’t awesome
Anyhow, that’s Cuthbert completed. Now I have his two brothers to work on and some blackwork to complete :)
Embroidery Challenge - 9/102014
Finished the embroidery for the little evening purse this afternoon. Now to turn it into something “useful”!
Finished Klimt hair, approx 80 or so hours, there’s a video of it on my YouTube channel showing the colour changes, can’t do justice to it with photography :)
And I have to add a link to the video, because it really does it justice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knRKTrkSiaU
I am going to London (I live in the US) tomorrow with epimeliad. I’ve never been before. What are some cool things to do that aren’t tourist hot spots?
P.S. I promise I have projects and Porthos pics to post here I just…haven’t yet. >.>
Fencing is not proper behavior for a princess,” [the king] told her in the gentle-but-firm tone recommended by the court philosopher.
Cimorene tilted her head to one side. “Why not?”
“It’s … well, it’s simply not done.”
Cimorene considered. “Aren’t I a princess?”
“Yes, of course you are, my dear,” said her father with relief. He had been bracing himself for a storm of tears, which was the way his other daughters reacted to reprimands.
“Well, I fence,” Cimorene said with the air of one delivering an unshakable argument. “So it is too done by a princess.