This piece, 'The Eye of Horus', is destined to be part of the ceiling in our meditation/entertainment loft. It measures, 26" x 16", i dyed and printed all of the fabric, it is completely hand stitched. For the bedroom loft i used all of my old tablecloths, i wanted to use something a little more personal for the meditation loft. so, i have used all of the hand embroidery pieces that i have been making over the last several years. Most of these were not purpose made, rather they were a way for me to keep my hands busy as Mungo and i traveled here and there across country.
|detail of "eye"|
I am currently working on a version of the Sun card from the Rider Waite tarot deck. working of from the original card i simplified the image, as you can see from the working drawing. After i am satisfied with the drawing i prep the background fabric, sketch in the major parts on the fabric than create a fabric collage, by cutting and glueing, than stitching.
|sun before embroidery|
Oh ya, there is another really good reason that i do this by hand. It is really hard to sit and talk in my outside studio while running a sewing machine.....