Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Midnight Meander - Finished

I'm back at work after a week and half off. Since we're all working from home and there is no clear separation between home and workplace, it was great to disconnect for a long period and forget about work. I made very good use of my time, one of my goals was to complete Midnight Meander.

(click on the post to see the animation below)


I only had the stems and leaves left to do so I made quick work of them. I even made a video demonstrating how to couch lines of beads using two needles for those who are interested. I received some questions on Instagram and figured a demonstration would be clearer than explaining by text.

(click on the post to see the video below)


I don't normally remember to sign my finished embroidery, but I did this time. It's very tiny and in black, but it's there.


It took me a long time to attempt this piece but I'm glad I waited. Between Japanese embroidery and beading I had the skills to give this piece justice. If I have one regret, it's that I didn't consider changing the colors. The gray palette gives it an elegant look but it would have looked beautiful in other colors.


I've already decided I don't want to frame it. In Hazel's book, this piece is made into a cushion and mounted into a silver candy bowl. I'm not sure I want to do that. Instead, I think I want to mount it on a box top. It would look nice in the living room and instead of it being set in a candy bowl, we can put candy in it ;)

7 comments:

  1. Love this piece. I would love one day to try this type of embroidery. Thank you for the couching video, excellant.

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  2. Well done, Dima! It looks fabulous and you have certainly done it justice.

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  3. Well done, Dima! You have certainly done this piece justice, it looks fabulous.

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  4. It would look lovely in a box top, and it would be much easier to look at as well!

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  5. This is just stunning. I love the colours as it looks like the moonlight shining on the flowers. I always enjoy the little animations you make from the photos.

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  6. This is gorgeous! Well done on finishing it. I do admire your technique on pieces like this.

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