Thursday, 5 January 2017

2017....and back to it!

Well HELLO lovely people!

I hope that you all had a wonderful festive season...

...got through the New Year celebrations...

...and are now back into your respective "grooves"!!

I had a very quiet time as is normal...

...and managed to get some bits during my little escape from "internet-land" :-)

A few more pages in my "Medieval Inspirations" design book (calling it a design book rather than sketchbook - more appropriate methinks)...

Beakheads found at Etton in E.Yorks. last July...

These are fairly new - appearing around the time of the Victorian renovation of the porch area...



...whereas these are 12th century originals from around the tower doorway.




I scanned and enlarged my drawings...

...then draw over the main lines with a Sharpie marker.



I use a lightbox to transfer the design onto fabric to be stitched.

(Fabric has been lightly sprayed with Brusho here..)




This one has been hand-stitched and painted...

...but although it looks ok-ish...it's way to thin and flimsy.



The next ones will have to be done with a more "lofty" wadding!

I cut my hands yesterday evening whilst freeing a roll of square-mesh to use as support.

Damned stuff sprung like a clock spring when it was released!!!!!

Pfffffff!!!!!!

Have a good week ...

x C

2 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Sorry to read of cuts to your hands...the smallest of cuts can change the stitching so here is hoping you are a fast healer! Love your images and Happiest of New Year and new starts!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Mary Ann! Hands are fine.....damage not too bad. Must admit to a few choice words at the time though! :-) x