Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More Feathers

I said it would never end. But now I have a border that I am not just happy with, but thrilled about. I will still use the feather and egg motif somewhere, in another piece, but as soon as I held it up to the birds, I knew it was too busy. I traced the feathers again, cut them apart, and arranged them as a garland. They were starting to look a little too much like just feathers, so I lengthened the quill end a bit, straightened it slightly, and reduced the feather just a titsch. I drew out a quarter-oval to the size I need, and traced the feathers to fit along the arc. It's just a tiny bit too small, so I will photocopy it at about 102%, and that will be my final design.

Stitching is just the half of it!

4 comments:

  1. witnessing your creative process, here and in former posts, is SO interesting, thanks for sharing this Heather.

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  2. Anonymous8:26 PM

    this one looks like a real winner, waiting to see it stitched.

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  3. I admire (and envy) you ladies who can sketch your stitching, I am so dumb with a pencil!
    These feathers remind me of those on the King's bed in Versailles.

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  4. Oh, Blandina, there's no sketching involved here, really. It's all just tracing and using the photocopier to make life simpler. And thanks for guiding me to the King's bed in Versailles, I must look it up.

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