Beautiful day, clear blue skies, very cold but sunshine at long last.
Last 2 patches finished. Words added and patches waxed. Ready to be attached to background.
I have painted the background edges, I am not mean with paint but have found just painting the edges allows the top layer to have a better seal.
Thought I would be able to source locally, the size of canvas artist boards, needed to mount the patches in batches of 3. No luck so will have to buy on line. So much for supporting ones local art shop.
Folks have been asking, " what is faggoting?"
This is the correct way to work the various stitches.
Nothing like my way. I am working a sample to show treatment of edges, will show you next week.
My piece will use sticks or wrapped cords.
I like to make a rough mock up of my ideas. It helps me to work out proportions and placements etc. The finished piece often has little resemblance to the paper work.
This Coastline piece began with a scrappy doddle in my workbook.
Still tent stitching.
Almost at the end of the " Findings" and at the beginning of as yet untitled piece.
Look in next week to see if I make it to the beach with my sketchbook. Weather has just been so terrible here.