Canvas – happy dance!

Yay, I am pleased to announce that I have finally finished my canvas work piece for the RSN certificate. I had hoped to finish 3 lessons ago, but snagging took a week and I am very slow when it comes to mounting. I find cutting mounting board accurately particularly difficult.

As you can see I finished the collar around the ladies neck – this was done in turkey rug, a stitch that I am particularly fond of. But the woman’s face is not quite right. Her nose looks rather bumpy to me, but my tutors assured me it was just because of the stitch that I had chosen and the fact that I was too invested in the piece – they suggested I put it away and look at it again later. I have done this and I still wish I had removed a couple of stitches before mounting! The whole point of this piece is the stylised nature of the horse and her face – Oh well, too late now!


Sunrise by Sergey Smirnov.

I haven’t quite finished the mounting process yet and still need to herringbone around all the edges and add the backing – but I am so close that I feel I can begin my happy dance! Here I come goldwork!

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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13 Responses to Canvas – happy dance!

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I think you did a fantastic job capturing this!

  2. Well done indeed – even if you have some doubts about detail, the overall effect is very fine!

  3. claire93 says:

    I see what you mean about the bumpy nose, but I think the finished piece looks stunning.

  4. Catherine says:

    Well done, Deborah! It looks fabulous and I love your colour and stitch choices.

  5. Sally says:

    Wonderful. I know that this has been a journey but the end result is so worth it. Well Done.

  6. It is absolutely beautiful. 🙂

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