Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Edward Gorey skeleton embroidery


 As I mentioned in my last post Nicole  and Bridgeen have organised an illustration stitch a long on Flickr based on Edward Goreys work. I have put so many hours into this piece- but I think it was worth it. I'm not sure whether I am 100 per cent happy with the placement on the pillowcase- I didn't want to make it any bigger but there is a lot of space above and below. I am considering adding a sprinkling of tiny skulls above and below but think this might spoil the 'classic' effect of the vines. I might also add some initials to the middle oval.
The way the images are framed is perfect isn't it- I am going to steal the idea for some of my own designs.
Here are a couple more photos for scale and placement:


The design is seriously tiny- I used 1 strand of dark green floss throughout. I love working on this scale but think I need to invest in a magnifying hoop for my eyes sake!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful, so detailed. Get that magnifyer, save your eyes! I have been doing one of these too, but its a) no where near as beautiful as yours and b) no where near as finished.

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see yours :)

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  2. Just amazing Sophie, really beautiful work. Your stitches must be so tiny!

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