larger

Well, I worked larger.  This free motion machine embroidery of a beautiful little girl is done  life size or just a bit larger.   It perhaps doesn’t have the softness a portrait of a young girl should have but I tried once again to use my knowledge of color.  Thread just doesn’t blend as well as paint and pastel.  I am pleased that the size allowed me to improve the likeness and detail and I will try another.  Practice makes perfect!

The overall height of this piece is 14″.  I mounted the fabric, which was a heavy upholstery weight linen/rayon blend, onto stretcher bars.   I am thinking a colorful bird would look good like this.  One piece leads into another…

If the mother of this child recognizes her I’ll be thrilled.   But she may never read my blog….

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3 Responses to “larger”

  1. Karen Owen Says:

    I think it’s pretty amazing!

  2. Sandra Bryan Says:

    I really admire your work. This piece is so beautiful.

  3. Mary Says:

    Phenomenal! I know what you mean about “mixing” thread. I’ve always had that problem with beads. Really wish I could just put lots of colors in a bowl, mix them around, and get a whole new color!

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