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.
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.
11 thoughts on “Gothic window…”
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.
Thank you. The scrim makes it much more tactile than interlock, and I think that’s one of the things I like about it too.
Beautiful and like the commenter above I also want to feel the texture. It is hard to gauge the size of the piece – is it quite small?
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!).
It’s gorgeous Anny 😀
Thank you – finished the bluey bits last night and I’m pleased so far.
Hey, it is wonderful.
Such gorgeous colours and textures Anny. It really does shine like a window
Thank you for coming Gina. Yes, I’m a real sucker for shiny – it must be my magpie genes.
LOVE you colour combinations – looks just like an illuminated manuscript!
thank you – I’m clearly hankering after blues.