Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The second is essentially a thread drawing. With Heron as our family name, we often had pictures of herons in our home when I was growing up.
I made this one especially for my mom a few years ago, as well.
I'm proud of these, most especially the thread drawing, since I'm not all that artistic. The cross stitch was simply following the pattern and exchanging some special thread and fabric for the ones listed.
The thread drawing involved a lot of pre-work, lots of sketching and then graphing my final product. I used a picture I'd found to help guide me. So, although it was free-hand, it wasn't right out of my head. The fabric is a painted linen, the thread is silk.
Both pictures hang in my parents' home.