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« on: October 10, 2012 01:09:03 PM »

Another piece from my RSN course!  In this technique you have to balance colour and shading using multiple strands of different types and shades of threads along with stitch texture and thread texture, all whilst trying to replicate your original design.

In my case the design was a photograph I took on holiday, just outside of Vancouver harbour, a couple of years ago.  This is the original:

 

I started by enlarging the picture on a photocopier, then tracing the lines of the design.  Having mounted my fabric on the slate frame and stretched it sufficiently I placed the frame over the tracing and using a fine tipped black marker pen I traced the lines onto the canvas and ended up with this:



here is the canvas and the picture side by side to see the size difference:



I photographed it before and after each lesson to chart my progress, so there are a number of pictures!  To cut a long story short, it is FINALLY finished and due to be handed in on Monday.  here it is:



I am really pleased with the results.

I charted my progress on my blog if you are interested in the other pictures!
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012 03:01:04 PM »

This rocks!  It is fantastic.  Such amazing textures.  How long did it take you?
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012 04:36:07 PM »

Wow! The texture of all these different stitches together is so impressive!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012 09:43:06 PM »

This is so lovely.  I love the way you have used so many different canvas stitches to create different textures to capture the original picture.  Thanks for sharing. It is beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012 06:35:19 AM »

oh wow! that is incredible. must have taken ages!
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012 07:24:06 AM »

That is outstanding! I love all the textures.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012 01:01:12 PM »

Amazing!  I love the different techniques!  Cheesy 
The water is just stunning, very pretty appearance of fading into different shades.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012 09:26:04 AM »

Hello everyone!

thank you for your kind words.   I don't know how long it took me to do this, I had 8 lessons at the RSN each of which were approx 7-8 hours (64 hours)  then I had approx 6 hours a day on the spare days (72 hours)  so around 136 hours to complete?  give or take a few hours.

This was a great project, because I used a number of different types of thread combined in different quantities.  This made the shading quite straight forward as I just tweaked the combinations to make it darker to lighter. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012 09:50:51 AM »

This is so lovely - you should make these to sell, it's gorgeous
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