Monday, April 23, 2012

Quack Quack


The final critter for this cloth has been completed. C'est un canard. Even this little guy has teeth! He is also one of the few images of the Codex that depicts a background for the animal - in this case water.

Finally, I spread out the whole piece to have a look. I am very happy with how it's coming. The next step is to design and embroider an interlocking trellis of vines, so each creature has its own little niche. And I'm not sure yet about the corners. I may leave them unfilled, depending how much space I have. It will be mounted on canvas stretchers, so at least two inches a side will wrap around. Right now the cloth measures 54"x79".

6 comments:

  1. Fabulous! They look better than the original drawings! I am in awe of your talent, my dear.

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  2. really great, just great!

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  3. WonderFul! love them/it

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  4. what beauty. what talent. what fun.

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  5. Thank you dear Heather for the delightful charms to sent to accompany us on the Japan Textile Study Tour, they were truly appreciated and such a wonderful surprise and gift. I was sorry you were unable to join us but there will be plenty of blog posts for you to enjoy. Hugs, Lis x

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  6. Heather, major kudos to you. I would have probably embellished more, or taken things out, rather than interpreting as the perfect beings they already are!

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