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« on: November 02, 2013 10:01:51 AM »

These are my latest stitches,  both Bristol (UK based).  Painting the background and then embroidering over the top is a new technique for me.  Ive always had a tendency to fill everything in, but this makes the details quite hard to spot.  By painting the background it means I can concentrate on those details and Im really happy with the result. 

The first is this embroidery of an altered pedestrian Crossing on Park Street Bristol



The second is a detail of a particularly fine pub/hotel in Old Market Bristol.  I really liked the carvings on this one and, although Ive had to use a bit of creative license, I am very happy with the result.



Do let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions of how I can improve (bearing in mind Im not the best painter!).
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013 10:07:11 AM »

Wow! Those are amazing! I love all the texture.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013 11:13:12 AM »

I love the effect and hope to see you do more in this manner!   Smiley  I especially like the one with the carvings.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013 01:20:25 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013 04:26:03 PM »

Great unusual subject choices Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013 02:30:59 AM »

It is stunning. I must try your method some day.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013 04:07:49 PM »

Thanks for all the kind comments. :-) much appreciated
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013 08:49:58 AM »

That is amazing work.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013 06:24:38 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2013 12:45:57 PM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2013 04:46:35 AM »

Wow, awesome. I'm going to check these out in the flesh. I know Park Street, but which pub is that?

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2013 10:54:46 PM »

Its the palace hotel on old market street. If you head down old market street from the templeway underpass roundabout (heading away from town) it is on the left hand side just by the junction for lawford street. Its got an impressive amount of carvings and decorations on it!
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