I’ve been using photos for inspiration for embroidery portraits. This one is of my daughter when she was at playgroup. I enlarged the image, used tracing paper to draw the key elements that I want to stitch, transfered the image onto fabric and then played/stitched.
Using a variety of thicknesses of thread leads to shading, re-creating pencil lines and hanging the threads symbolizes the idea that the picture, the subject, lives on.
|I am super proud of these trainers!|
There are lots of artists doing this kind of work and spent my birthday money on a book by Rosie James Stitch Draw: Design and Technique for Figurative Stitching