After 2 & a bit years I finished stitching Luna this morning 🤗. It’s been a long journey & there have been times, I’ve nearly given up, worked on other modules, I’m so happy the stitching is complete. I now have to mount her, get my paper work done & get her in for the summer assessment period.
Finished the ear turn backs today, I need to tinker about with the shading under her chin. I need my tutor to check it on Friday & hope we can start to add her whiskers
Luna now has two ears, I need to do a little more work on her face before stitching the ear turn backs.
This week I finally managed to get stitch join up on Luna’s face. I still need to tinker about with the shading. Meanwhile, I’m plodding on with the other ear. The plan is to get it finished before Easter.
Still slowly working away at my silk shading ( or needle painting) Luna almost has an ear. I have the turn back from her ear to work on next & her face still needs work too.
This is my 3rd piece for the Royal school of Needlework’s diploma in technical hand embroidery.
Unfortunately due to lockdowns & my health issues, this has been my longest running project on the course, so far.
She is finally starting to take shape. I recently finished her nose, although I still have the highlights to add.
To celebrate world embroidery day I thought I would share my embroidery journey with the RSN ( Royal school of needlework).
I kicked off the journey with Jacobean, the biggest challenge was using 2 colour families & a contrast colour. I enjoyed the different stitches.
My second piece getting to grips with canvas stitches, I enjoyed working the sky, I had to get permission to use tiny beads to represent stars. The subject was a nod to my astronomy/physics background.
Then on to gold, my first attempt at working with gold, looking forward to designing the advanced gold work ( perhaps next year?)
I did enjoy this one, but not the holes in my fingers, from the tiny size 12 embroidery needles ( I’m struggling with this for my advanced version, still a work in progress, I started before lockdown 1😔) the cyclamen was the final piece of the certificate.
My favourite piece so far, so many techniques. I needed nerves of steel to cut out those wings, but it was fun.
I’m still working through the diploma, the white work is complete except for the hem, I starting to work on my silk shading (Luna) just before the first lockdown (it’s been off & on for so long)& I started Blackwork during the second lock, because I couldn’t juggle all the silks needed & Blackwork only needed a few different threads, therefore much easier to pack away, as the studio was used to teach online for school.
I’m throughly enjoying not being a school teacher & having a bit of a break, until I reclaim my health, redecorate the house & remodel the house. Finally I might even get as far as running the business I’ve been thinking about for so long.