Canvas work – the eyes have it!

I have been pondering over the horses eye for some time as the colour just isn’t right – so this weekend I decided to take it out and try again. Here is what it did look like….

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The face going in

Here is the piece after the eye was taken out – which took nearly an hour to remove! I am already wondering if I made the right decision – but it is too late now!


I used the same whipped stitch to put the eye back in but changed the wool colour to a much darker blue. Still not sure that the centre is big enough – but I will leave it for now and decide when the whole piece is nearer completion.

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Added a little stitching up the neck of the horse using a Parisian stitch and started to put the moon in on the left hand side of the piece. Now it looks like this…


Nearly there!


Stitch chart

For once I am actually feeling quite pleased with this piece and can see an end in sight – which is a good thing as I have signed up for the intensive silk shading course in the summer, so do need to finish this.

Happy stitching one and all…


About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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6 Responses to Canvas work – the eyes have it!

  1. The dark eye is much better. It’s often hard to get dark colours dark enough in embroidery, but it is worth persisting..

  2. kathyreeves says:

    That’s definitely the right color now! It is smaller than the painting, but you really captured it!

  3. claire93 says:

    that’s a huge improvement on before. I think it looks very effective from a distance – does it really have to be identical to the picture? Because I rather like it.

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