This is the reverse of a piece that was returned from India.... I didn't like the front at all and it was a toss up between painting and embroidery the reverse or chopping it up and taking what I wanted from the front which was the middle section .... so I did that ...... It could have gone either way. But at least I got photos of the reverse before I massacred it with scissors.
The very central piece before the black embroidered outskirts are what I salvaged. Then I drew the stripey ribbon like petals around the centre.
Marking the stripes I want to applique.
Working on the reverse.
Embroidering the first stage of the feathers.
Painting the stitched areas around the central bla bla bla blur bla.
Contemplating the next move.... I reckon 3 full days to go on this one if I push it, push it real good .
DA DAR DA DAR DA DAR DA DA awiiiaiaiia.
As Salt and Pepper once said.
I have a 16th birthday to go to!
Copyright Louise Gardiner 2011.