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22 December 2010

Design Question for Y’All

Finally, some decent photos!
If you feel like I've suddenly taken a leap since you last saw photos of the piece - I actually posted an entry earlier today, that had been sitting in my Drafts folder for a few days. That's about adding the stems back in, and a few adjustments I made.

I have a question that I’d like advice on/

I’ve been busy adding pansy leaves, and the final copper pansy today, and the piece has advanced quite a lot.

There is an empty space running down in a diagonal line at the top there……
Do you think it needs filling?
What with? More leaves? A curlique (with the green silk with 3 french knots, and the couched memory thread?)
I think I’ve got enough flowers…..
A close up of the area in question :-
The bottom of the design will be finished with another pansy bud on the opposite side to the existing one but a bit further down, and a couple of bunches of pansy leaves.
The bottom is much lighter weight than the top, with that curlique that is currently unattached being the end of the design.
All advice much appreciated!

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Blogger coral-seas said...

Hi Megan, I am rubbish as design so I'm not a lot of help to you. I do think that you need something to tie the two parts together but only something light like a curlicue of some of the tiny flowers you have on the right.

It is looking great and I am looking forward to seeing it finished :-)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010  
Blogger The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

My own opinion is that the empty space draws more attention to the flowers on either side of it. After you add the last flower you plan for the bottom, then revist the decision is my advice.

Thursday, December 23, 2010  
Blogger Kimberley said...

A bee flitting about might be nice, but then I am a bit prejudiced in that regard. I love the design as it is, but it needs to be a representation of the design in your heart. Probably not much help, but that is my opinion.

Thursday, December 23, 2010  
Blogger Liadain said...

I kind of like the bee suggestion, maybe right in that triangle formed by the big rose, the bud, and the flower beneath?
This is beautiful!

Thursday, December 23, 2010  
Anonymous Yvette Stanton said...

Hmmm... I think its fine as it is actually. The space doesn't bother me at all. But if you wanted to put something then a bee could work. You just might want to test a bee on a scrap of fabric first and "put" it in place to see whether you like it or not. (Sounds like a lot of extra effort to test like that though.)

Thursday, December 23, 2010  
Blogger SilkLover said...

Sometimes space is ok. If you feel the need to add something, keep it light and small. A bee or curlique would be fine. Also looks pretty just as it is.

Thursday, December 23, 2010  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Leave well alone, I think. You don't want to risk it looking cluttered, and remember that because it is textured, an embroidery is always "busier" than a watercolour or a drawing.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010  
Anonymous Jacqui said...

Sometimes Less is More and this is the case with your beautiful work, so please leave the space is my advice.

Thursday, December 30, 2010  

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