Every now and then I have the overwhelming urge to create something truly unique, one of a kind yet whilst being a challenge to me.
This is the piece that has sparked a recent flurry of other pieces using the design but in a different ways and styles ([link]
I adore stumpwork, who doesnít like the idea of turning their embroidery into something 3D rather the usual 2D; it gives you so much more scope!
The actual design, like so many of my pieces, started off a scrap of a drawing in one of my many trusty sketchbooks, and then finally it became the right time to develop the design into something workable.
In all it has taken twenty-eight hours to stitch, mount and frame the piece. Of course, that wasnít done in a solid twenty-eight hour stint. I need time for tea, biscuits and natural daylight.
I am 100% happy with this piece; itís been a pleasure to work on and has certainly done what I set out to achieve to create a unique piece whilst keeping my grey matter ticking.
All that remains is for the piece to find a loving home.