This is a perfect example of why needlepoint is my favourite form of embroidery. Still working on Peg Dunayer’s ‘An Evening Waltz’, and since yesterday’s picture I have added a few sprat’s heads. And just look at what has happened. Instead of cute little individual motifs, a hugely new pattern is emerging.
Isn’t that so fantastic? Just adding some sprat’s heads and the whole thing changes so dramatically.
It’s why I love the process of charted needlepoint. I don’t see such a huge change while doing other forms of embroidery, even needlepoint that takes the form of pictures rather than geometric designs. But in designs like this, every layer changes the look entirely.
I find it exciting to watch, and addictive to work. I want to keep on stitching to see what it will look like next.
Next comes the metallic embroidery – so stayed tuned for the next new look….