Monday, 23 April 2012

Pressing on

Sorry about not posting for ages - no particular reason other than general busyness.  I hadn't realised it'd been so long!

So, back to Carbonifera and plan A.  This is how far I'd got before I started to worry about it:

Still using the same materials and techniques I was fretting about before (and which still have the same problems, but never mind), I've got quite a bit further on, doing the odd hour here and there.  I finished the first complete leaf:

And in close-up:

Then the second one:

And in close-up again:

It's not as good as it could be, for all the reasons I went through before, but I still quite like it.


  1. Or nue can be a little hair-raising, but it looks splendid when it's finished!

  2. i like basketweave effect :)

  3. It strikes me as quite an Art Deco design - I'll be interested to see how you finish it :-)

  4. I'm not much of a modern embroidery type, but I like it! I've never tried Or Nue, but may get to it some time.

  5. Well I love it! I really liked it from the first time you posted and was gutted when you said you were abandoning it! I love the way that as you work the design, with the pattern behind it, it appears to go from the 'negative' to the 'print'.

  6. Thanks everyone! It's lovely to hear such positive comments.

    @Cynthia: it's actually a very old form of embroidery, but as with all these old techniques, you can use them in any way you like!

  7. Che meraviglia!!!!!! Sei bravissima, è molto molto bello. Baci