It’s been a while since I embroidered an image. Years in fact. I really enjoyed it. I was inspired on a walk with some friends in the Cotswolds around the time of my birthday last year. On our walk, we saw an amazing sunset. & We returned to the friends’ art studio and I tried to paint the scene on canvas using acrylics. I’m not very good with a paintbrush, and still haven’t quite finished the scene to my satisfaction. But not long after coming home, I started embroidering the same scene!
For the foreground and background, I used the bottoms of an old pair of pyjamas, so the lace was already attached to the material. I embroidered the tree and then started on the clouds. Using embroidery thread and some Double Knitting wool. It’s a bit slopshod but I like the 3D effect of the clouds and the lace for the foreground.
Here’s a photo I took of the scene itself:
So I you can see I don’t do it any justice in this piece of embroidery! The colours were out of this world. & As you can imagine, it was even more awe inspiring through the naked eye. I was amazed by our creative Creator God – the colours were fleeting but spectacular. An artist imitating creation can never really do it justice! Well, speak for myself anyway 🙂 . Anyone else been making anything inspired by nature/ the outside world recently?