This past Sunday, I posted a bit about an embroidery design that I’m looking forward to playing around with and adapting for a project. Thanks for all your input on that! I appreciate your comments and some very good ideas that I received both on the website and via e-mail! But I’m afraid I jumped ahead a bit…
My next, next project, which I have only slightly mentioned once, is this:
Sorry about the lack of complete image and the obnoxious copyright, but I’m in the midst of working out how I’m going to do this project, and until I work that out, I’m not ready to release it on the world. The design itself isn’t mine, anyway, so if you’re really excited about it, you can find it by squizzing through Therese Dillmont’s books on Antique Pattern Library. I’m pretty sure they have the book on there…. and I’m pretty sure it’s Therese Dillmont and not Grace Christie. I’ll solidify that information when I start writing about the project seriously.
Update: Thanks to Kathleen in the comments below, the source of the pattern is actually the book New Patterns in Old Style, First Part by Emilie Bach, available on Antique Pattern Library. Thanks, Kathleen!
The other project I’m very excited to start is called Proserpina, and it is my adapted version of Selwyn Image’s panel by the same name. The original panels designed by Image were meant to be large, but this little piece is going to be around 10″ high, and about 4.5″ wide. I have a penchant for pomegranates in art and symbolism, and so she is just right up my alley. Here’s a very small image of the sketch up:
The third project I want to play with is a silk-on-silk and satin stitch project, which I’d like to model after that ecclesiastical embroidery motif that I pointed out in the post on Sunday, but I haven’t quite gotten my head around that one yet.
There are two other ideas I have sloshing about upstairs, but they haven’t quite materialized into anything definite. When I get to that point, I’ll tell you what they are!
So the projects above are my two imminent projects. We’ll see how they come together, and I’ll keep you posted on them!