It’s that time again! Another batch of my weekly samples, each inspired by one of the wonderful photos for that week in “Underwater Eden” by Jeffrey L. Rotman.
Week 40: Sheet Coral
Free machine embroidery and quilting on hand dyed calico, plus French knots.
Week 41: Crinoid
Hand stitch – couching.
The feathery arms looked just like bead fringes. But I didn’t have suitable beads - let alone the patience.
Week 42: Gills of whitetip reef shark
Curved tucks, overcast, on hand dyed cotton velvet.
A lot of close ups of sharks – skin, teeth, eyes - in this section of the book. Not the most inspiring stitchy subjects.
Week 43: Skin of epaulette shark
White, black and tan felt plus tan net, melded together using the embellisher. Quite pleased with how close this came to the scaly, spotted skin in the end! And some interesting effects I might be able to use again.
Only two more months, nine more samples to do now to complete another year. Already wondering what, if anything, to do next year… perhaps I should give up, to prove that I can?!
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