In the cold of the winter of 2017/18, I though “I should learn a new medium!”
I picked up a few materials for embroidery - I already had a bit of a stash, but why pass up any opportunity to go to an art/craft store? - and set about teaching myself the craft.
To be clear, when I say I “taught” myself, I mean that I just started. I played with different types of fabric, how many strands of embroidery floss I used, what size of a piece to start with (I tend to over do things the first time out), and what type of imagery to use. I opted to not do a lot of research or even looking at the work of others at first our of fear that I would feel compelled to “do it the right way”. Instead, I jabbed and stabbed and tangled and threw a couple things away.
The result is a couple of big hair ladies that took a ton of time, but I learned a lot and am itching to do more. Stay tuned.
This was my first portrait and I’m still trying to figure out how best to finish each piece off.