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Bunch of Poppies - Blue Poppy finished

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4 August 2008

Bunch of Poppies - Blue Poppy finished


It's interesting to see what a difference the choice of threads makes.

With the blue and purple poppies the lightest shade was two shades lighter than the medium colour. It looks like a strong light is shining on them and they are reflecting it.

With the red poppy I used 3 contiguous colours and it is far more blended. It looks like a weak light is shining on it. You can still see the lighter parts.

(comment from Kit, the recipient)

I've started the second red poppy. It has some burnt orange in it. The combination of it with the dark red looks like fire - it's lovely.

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4 Comments:

Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

Gorgeous needlepainting!

Monday, August 04, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou :-)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008  
Blogger Elisabeth Braun said...

Very nice piece. Amazing how simple and dull the plain outline looks, then how alive the finished stitched flower appears!

Thursday, August 07, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

That's what I like about needlepainting (tho it's not the only form of embroidery that comment applies to :-)

Thursday, August 07, 2008  

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