Photograph to embroidered picture
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The autumn colours last year were so stunning. On a holiday on Exmoor I took numerous photographs of a walk alongside the stream at Tarr Steps.
This is one that I've chosen to use for an embroidery.
I have photographed the process that I work through from canvas to embroidery.
I identify the distinct areas of the photograph and use separate layers of fibres and stitching to lay down a background to work on.
Next I build up the background with fibres and then use straight & zig zag free machine embroidery.
I now add the layers for the bank and stream. Angelina fibres are incorporated to give shine for the sunlight on the fallen leaves.
To achieve the appearance ot the water I overlay the fibres for the reflection with blue/green chiffon.
This detail of the water shows the silk paper that is overlaid on the chiffon and then free machined.
I make silk paper to give me the form and texture to add more surface decoration.
This is then free machined, layered again and machined until I have the finished piece.
I have many more photographs to use so keep following.