Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Frosty

There are a number of reasons for this post, firstly the frosty, icy weather in England over the last week. The fields surrounding went for at least two days without thawing and turned into a fairy landscape. Secondly, the frost reminded me of one of the final pieces I did for my City and Guilds assessment, which has languished in a box for years. If you click on the picture above you can look down into the piece and see more of the detail.
Thirdly I don’t post much about stitch these days as I get distracted by my varied interests since the Access Course; I felt I should fulfil the title of the blog. Another reason is that although these photographs are not great I didn’t take any close up pictures at the time.
The edging is an interesting stitch called Cinq point de Venise. Lynne Horniblow wrote a master class on it in The World of Embroidery Magazine in 2000 (Vol51 No2.)

10 comments:

  1. Is it based on ice? the first photo is so evocotive of ice. My 8year old is very into the Narnia tales and so it to me it is rather like a crown for the ice queen. It is beautiful in its detail.

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  2. Wow! What a piece of work! Especially all those 'hidden' details and that beautiful edging..

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  3. What an amazing piece of work. It's wonderful.

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  4. Takes my breath away (as your work so often does)... so very beautiful...
    And it *does* look like it should be an Ice Queen crown!

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  5. Une pure merveille !
    J'aimerais vraiment en savoir plus....

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  6. Thank you for the kind comments. I must say it struck me as looking like a wedding cake, but I was surprised at how much detail I was capable of at the time.

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  7. It really is a tour de force. fabulous work and so much detail.

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  8. It really is a tour de force. fabulous work and so much detail.

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  9. Audrey10:47 PM

    Absolutely stunning piece with great depth of texture. Keep up the inspiring work so that lurkers like me keep inspired :)Cheers Audrey

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