Winter Stitching

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Chaos, Flow, Meanders (work in progress) 50"x 60"
The work continues. The above image is about one quarter of the whole thing. Although there are still lots of leaves and letters to do, I have started on some of the animals. I use wool for the critters, so it feels different from the perle cotton and floss I have used elsewhere. It's nice to be able to switch things up, especially in a project that takes months.
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Chaos, Flow, Meanders (WIP, detail)
A couple of close-ups. You will notice the colour difference in the lighting. In these dim days of winter, I use an overhead warm LED, a daylight task light on the right and a fluorescent floor lamp on the left. The difference really shows up in photos, especially these, taken with a phone. The ground fabric is natural linen, which is a neutral beige-y grey.
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Chaos, Flow, Meanders (WIP, detail)
Positioning the critters took a fair bit of time. I tried to place them in correspondence to the Christopher Barker engraving, so the unicorn is in his place, but that pesky horn! I actually rotated it down a bit so it wasn't poking Adam right in the bum. Now he's just getting it in the back of the knee, which is a little unnerving, but not as bad as it could be. And I will take no responsibility for the modest placement of the banner over his groin, although I did debate with myself over it. In the end, I decided to stick with the original, 17th C. layout, which really is more suggestive than need be.





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