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Embroidered Book Cover - Carnation Finished

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2 December 2007

Embroidered Book Cover - Carnation Finished


As if I ever get scans straight.

So this is the first element for the front cover.
I mucked up the dark crimson shading - in fact, the shading in general is a bit bodge, tho I like the colours I chose.
I'm learning. I'll get better.

I've read Clare Hanham's book now, and should do better. I know about which order to use to make the various parts of the flower stand out more as well. (ie embroider the backmost parts first with shilly shallying around with the outlining)

I'll restart work on "In the Forest" when I'm feeling able to sit up at my calligraphy desk for a few hours.

Actually, I have a piece to do for Nick (modern versals in watercolour pencils, which Kit learnt at a workshop and is going to teach me) to say Thankyou, before I get back to "In the Forest".

And I haven't gotten even close to painting a Christmas card this year ....

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2 Comments:

Blogger Dragonsally said...

and I notice the frame...

Sunday, December 02, 2007  
Blogger Mary Corbet said...

I love the colors for the carnation! Clare's book is really good for tips, isn't it?!

Keep up the great work!

Christmas cards? Oh darn. When IS Christmas this year?

Monday, December 03, 2007  

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