Day 5 | Block 5
Mermaiden Tale - Ocean adventure
"The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventure."
- Lewis Carroll
If you are new to my style of work, let me tell you more.....to begin I illustrate the design using grey lead pencil & paper creating the feel and movement of the mermaidens. Once created I draw the design again, although this time onto linen with a super fine Zig pen - the trick is to draw dark enough that I can see the lines and light enough that they can be covered by a single strand of embroidery thread.
Once drawn I can begin choosing embroidery colours and begin stitching the illustration, it's all hand done - needle & thread......slow stitching, no machine kind of stuff.
Tedious work? yes
Prick your finger much? yes
You need to try it.