I use whatever thread is most suitable from my stash, colour more important than fibre, and rather than using thread painting in the traditional sense to create a flat picture, I see stitches in every surface and try to translate each into stitches; satin stitch bricks, stem stitch for the smooth area above the window, a bit of card padding helped make sharp edges of the window frame...
|The Old Town, Aarhus, Denmark|
The picture is based on a photograph Adrian had taken on a family outing to The Old Town, Aarhus in Denmark. It is an open air museum with 75 historical building collected from townships in all parts of Denmark - a great place to visit if you are ever visiting that part of the world.
Anyway, Adrian took photos of some of beautiful old signs including this one outside the wine cellar. My version is only small - the size of the photo, but I think it is one of my all time favourite pieces.
Now I REALLY must get some 'work' done. Submissions for Beating Around the Bush, 2016 are due so I'd better get to it!
Have a nice weekend,