Gothic window…

The stitching has been especially slow for the last few days – isn’t it unfair how much life sometimes intrudes on stitching time…

But here is the current piece of work-in-progress, Gothic Window.

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I’m struggling with the light (or more accurately, lack of light), but you get the idea.

I wanted to try adding some gothic structure to the piece, I know I’m obsessed with stained glass, but I thought I’d see if I could contain it in a semi-gothic frame.

Of course, my hopes for anything to stay straight while I stitch it have been dashed. I know I could go back to using interlock, but I’m still having too much fun with the scrim, despite the way it laughs contemptuously at my lines.

I’ve painted some of the canvas with acrylic inks to give it a tiny bit more bite and stability – it also stops me getting snow-blindness, sewing on the white scrim.

I had a mixture of twinkly blue threads that called out to be used in this window, although you can’t really tell from the pictures – it does look quite sparkly in real life.

If I can keep all the spinning plates in the air this week, I’ll hope to show you some progress next week – no promises mind, we all know where plans get us.

Happy stitching.

11 thoughts on “Gothic window…

  1. It is looking wonderful. I love the basic colour contrast with the golden yellows and the blues. You seem to have packed in a great variety of stitches in the piece. Makes you want to touch it.

    1. This is the smallest piece I’ve done for a while, it’s about 14″ x 7″ – it really started as an experiment – most of these pieces do, I drew it out much bigger, then had cold feet and went for the smaller version in case it went pear-shaped (sometimes literally!).

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