The Final push….

I finally got back into my canvas work this weekend after a long summer break. Following a trip to the RSN I managed to finalise the stitches for the last elements on the canvas to be sewn. Last time you saw it – it looked like this….

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After much sampling I decided to use long and short stitch for the woman’s hair. It seemed to be the only stitch that would flow around the shape and create a definite parting at the top of her head. The lower left hand corner of orange ‘squares’ was also proving problematic as they were a mix of almost square and almost rectangular shapes on a bend. After talking with the tutors, I finally settled on a Bargello stitch. This gave the impression of a curved area – but still gave blocks of colour. The area around the face was  to be turkey rug as I wanted a velvety look for the coats collar. So after a day of stitching here is my progress….


The turkey rug needs a little shaping around the woman’s nose and chin as it looks rather lumpy – but other than that I am nearly finished. Yippee! Just a couple of little bits to fill in and then I can take this off the frame and get it mounted.

Roll on Goldwork!

Happy stitching everyone!


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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15 Responses to The Final push….

  1. Prue Batten says:

    What a beautiful project! The subject matter is so exciting and that’s even before one gets drawn into the colour. Is it a Modigliani? The elongated face of the woman reminds me of his work.
    And then there is the stitching…
    You really are something to aspire to. Thank you.

  2. craftycreeky says:

    I love the texture you’ve created from all the different stitches – I prefer your version to the original, the colours are amazing 🙂

  3. Kim says:

    I’m in awe! It looks fabulous 😍

  4. kathyreeves says:

    You have worked so hard on this, and it is a stunning rendition!

  5. Well done! Are you pleased with it?

  6. claire93 says:

    gorgeous colours & textures. It’s been fascinating to see this piece come to life!

  7. Sally says:

    Your canvas piece is looking wonderful! Well done. You must be glad to be on the home stretch.

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