Sunday, 30 December 2012

Another Contemporary Embroidery

I have several longer, more historically flavoured posts lined up, but in the meantime here's another half-finished embroidered childhood selfportrait.

When I make these embroideries, I do a quick pencil sketch from the original photo straight onto the fabric. Then I usually start with the black outlines in backstitch to get the shape of it right before the pencil gets smudged or wears off. ln this case, though, I got a little carried away and couldn't wait to get going with the colours...

Here I'm aged five, watching the visiting ships of the 1980 Tall Ships Race in Karlskrona, the town I grew up in (it might just be 1983, in which case I'd be 8...)