Ta dah! Sound of own trumpet being blown! This is the final instalment of my 2012 weekly sample project - textile titbits inspired by photos from the book “Underwater Eden, 365 Days” by Jeffrey L. Rotman.
Well at least I’ve completed something as intended this year!
Week 49: Many-Ribbed Hydomedusa
Navy felt base. Hand stitched fine wool thread overlaid with a fringe of textured yarn applied using the embellisher.
Week 50: Reef Table
Free machine embroidery on black cotton – cable stitch worked from the back with various thick threads on the bobbin (pearl cotton, Burmilana, Natesh).
Week 51: Triggerfish
White viscose fibres embellished onto pale blue felt, black felt silhouette of fish embellished on top.
Week 52: Sandy Lagoon, Jackson Reef
Background of beige felt embellished with scrim. French knots in various threads.
So that’s all folks… until the next one? I don’t suppose I’ll be able to resist doing this exercise again, for a seventh year – I’m addicted now. I’ve bought a 2013 Wild Nature Diary from The John Muir Trust, which has gorgeous (but scarily challenging) landscape and nature photos for each week. But can I really face it? Should l, is it healthy?! Watch this space…
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and creative 2013!