Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Finished panel

I think this project is done now.  I'm pretty happy with it. Now I need get back to the wallhanging...

Saturday, 23 April 2016


The fifth dome is done now.  It took two or three attempts to get right, and I'm still not sure I have the curve right - should the stripes curve inwards towards the top?  Possibly, but I'm not sure how many more unpickings the canvas can take!  All the domes are stylised versions of the original patterns, and I'm pretty happy with how it looks. Now just the mounting to work out.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Not sure about this one

One more done but I'm not sure if I like this one.  I'll sleep on it and see how I feel about it in the morning.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Lots of rhodes

Another dome done. This one is quite 3D, although the picture doesn't show that very well.  I think it might be my favourite so far!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Difficult dome

The third dome took twice as long as it needed to.  I had to unpick a lot because I kept getting the pattern wrong.  Maybe it was just a bad day!  I had hoped to get more done, but after wrestling with this one I thought it wiser to call it a day.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Background and first domes

I think the background is about done - I keep seeing gaps I want to fill though.  The first two domes are filled, just four more to go.  Then just the mounting to worry about...

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Dome outlines

It's been a while since I've posted an update and there has been some progress. I've painted the background areas on the canvas, marked the edges of the stitch area, and stitched the outlines of the domes in a florentine-ish stitch.  The outlines took a few attempts to get right - and made me remember why I hate working with metallics...