Was in the studio for about half an hour this morning – when I realized that actually the stitching was complete! It came as quite a surprise really.
When to stop stitching is always a tricky one. For me there is an internal click and a sense of “that’s it”
Sometimes, when you know something is not right – but you are not sure what – you can hold your work up to a mirror – it is much easier to see what is not working in the reflected view.
I decided the time had come to get rid of all the messy edges – as I could not see the wood for the trees with all the bits of masking tape, water soluble fabric and trails of organza dotted around.
(TIP – If you are burning away fabrics make sure you are in a well ventilated room, some of the synthetic fabrics can give off fumes).
I have all ready prepared the background that the piece is going to sit on – when I painted and dyed the papers for the piece – I did enough to make the background.
(TIP If you are preparing papers for a piece of work – do twice as much as you think you need so;- if you want some for a background, the colour match is there).
The white space is where the work will sit against the background. I have put the embroidery away now – until tomorrow afternoon – when I will look at it with fresh eyes against the background – then decide what if anything needs tweaking