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Topic: 8:29 - embroidered still from Portishead's short film To Kill A Dead Man  (Read 900 times)
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« on: May 19, 2009 05:54:37 AM »

Yet another Why Did I Do This? project. I'm sure most embroiderers would have those..because embroidery takes longer than almost ANY craft ever. I am still working on my skills/stitches, but this is one that I did over TWO DAYS when I was sick.
Lots of satin stitch.

it was originally going to be a whole face but I decided to call it a day. The purple is marker that vanishes in 48 hours when exposed to air..most of it went but that little bit was behind the hoop so it didn't go.

I hope you like it.

BTW as I said, from the title, it's an embroidery of 8:29 of To Kill A Dead Man, a short film made and scored  by the trip hop band Portishead. The woman's partial face I embroidered was Beth Gibbons, the singer of Portishead. You can see the film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4C0KHsR8Wg even if you're not a portishead fan I'd recommend it cause it's a powerful and arresting piece of film noir.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 05:57:18 AM »

A great stitchery of a great film by a great band.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 06:06:56 AM »

Really great work!  I love the little touch of non-blue in the one eye. 

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 06:15:03 AM »

This is a great piece of stitch noir.  It's fascinating to gaze at and I think that if I hung it in my hallway, I'd be started by it at night when I walked by.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 03:40:02 PM »

Hahah yeah..I took the hoop off and I have the piece of fabric pinned on my pinboard, looks a little bit strange with just a piece of fabric with a face. Sort of intriguing though. Eyes are my favourite thing to embroider (I do them for colour/stitch testing instead of flowers or other such things.)
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 08:25:01 PM »

Great nose.  I can't ever make a nose look right.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 10:55:48 PM »

Wha..what do you mean, you're still working on your skill? That is awesome! The shading is so perfect, I will never be that artistic!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009 12:11:05 AM »

Wow, thanks guys Cheesy
I've had a lot of practice drawing noses, hahah..I'm much more of a drawer/painter than I am a textile artist. I only really started doing the textile stuff in 2007, and the embroidery stuff in mid/late 2008. I mean..I'd done a kit - preprinted image on some aida -  before that but nothing freehanded. Once I learned split and chain stitch it was so much easier. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do more embroidery soon.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009 03:07:08 PM »

Amazing! I love the one bright eye.

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009 08:13:56 PM »

Awesome job-I like it a lot.

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