Ah, Monday again. A rough one at that, too. I am on DAY 1 of taking a 30 day break from coffee (& tea) and it is kicking my butt today. So, I’m keeping it easy today and sharing with you the final results from my Amy Poehler fan art embroidery piece. Yay! I really loved how this turned out.
Though the burlap had it’s challenges it added a beautiful look to the piece. I have seen laminated burlap for sale in the craft store & wonder how it would work. If you’ve tried it, I would love to hear what you think. I worry about my needle being more difficult to push through and collecting gunk.
With my kids gone this past weekend, I decided to take a little detour from what I had planned to work on and started a new project instead. Living with a 2Bits man, there is a lot of beard talk, bearded friends, etc; it just puts beards on your mind. I wanted to experiment a bit and have always enjoyed the look of blackwork & redwork. I plan to add flowers to his beard (much to my husband’s appall)- it’s a thing if you didn’t know.
So here is the drawing and the beginnings as I have gotten so far. Like I said, my kids were gone so I spent Saturday watching an OITNB Season 3 marathon followed by a couple hours of Dr. Who. Yeah, I think I have bed sores, but hell, I was productive *wink*.
One of my favorite parts is seeing the back develop. As I’ve said, I never get too caught up in keeping the back neat, I travel stitches, I don’t always work them in the logical order, but sometimes beautiful things happen. Here is some pictures of the back of the work.
Fun, isn’t it? It’s like an entirely different piece & feel on the back. It worked up pretty quick, initially, but those tiny redwork squares are slowing me down. I plan do do blackwork in the white spaces for a lovely buffalo plaid-like look.