WOW. If you have not checked out this website, it’s a must, for a lot of reasons, but most especially for one of the most enchanting examples of an embroidered face that you may ever see!
Maria del Valle’s websites focus on needlework and her other creative interests, which include drawing and painting. Her main site, AlarTTex, is in Spanish, but she runs a parallel site in English and French, AlarTTis, and she also has the option to translate on her main site.
Her embroidery and needlework are really inspirational – but what caught my eye, and has been floating around in my head ever since I saw it, is her Da Vinci angel, in blackwork.
It’s not uncommon to see embroidered faces, but usually we see them worked in long and short stitch, split stitch, and so forth. But when you see one like this in shades of crimson, done in blackwork, with such detail, you can’t help being mesmerized by it!
If you view the picture at AlarTTex, you can click on the image for a larger version. The eyes are amazing!
Visit Maria’s websites to enjoy other beautiful works of art! She is amazingly talented, and I think you’ll really enjoy your visit.