Well, here’s needlepoint number one finished. It looks as if it’s trying to ease its way out of the picture, as unobtrusively as possible. This is because it needs blocking, which is a whole new thing for me, so I intend too avoid doing it for a while. I’m not sure how I want to mount it yet, either, so there is research to be done.
It’s 50 x 50 cm, and called Metamorphosis. I was going to do a Metamorphosis series, but have been taken with other ideas, so this piece is now the sole representative of that title.
I’ve just started another piece, which I’ll post as soon as there’s something interesting to show, as it’s in its very early stages.
I’ve also been choosing and altering some images of my work and sketchbook pages for a new artist’s book I’m about to start.
It’s a book based on 12 haikus I’ve written, and here are a few of the images which will form the basis of the pages. This is a mixed media piece, no needlepoint, I’m saving that for bigger pieces of work at the moment.
These are A4 sized prints on canvas paper.
There will be more media added, in terms of fabric and paper, and no doubt the odd bit of stitch too. It’s all very early stages; I’ll post each page as I make it. I hope to finish it by Christmas, as I have a big exciting new project to get stuck into in the new year. I feel this may be a little over ambitious, but as long as it gets going, that will be fine.