Sunday, 27 March 2011

Leviathan Day 2 (6 hrs)

My studio corner! I am so glad I decided to bite the bullet and devote a corner to my living room to tapestry. I actually get a fair bit done in a day even with my 2 year old demanding my attention. :P All of these pictures should be clickable in case anyone wants to take a closer look.

Progress! The scales are turning out! There is so much blending compared to what I'm used to, and it's hard not to get confused/overwhelmed, but I will persevere. The results are going to be worth it!

A few detail shots. The one above is the lower right corner. I ran a thread of pink/fuchsia variegated along with the charcoal grey wool 2 ply to create a bit of depth and interest. My camera isn't doing the color in these shots as much justice as I'd like, but you get the idea.

The scales. Crochet thread in all sorts of purple and green and blue shades( some hand dyed, others store bought, some variegated, some finer than others). I am blending the outline of the scales from blue to lilac, to pale pale purple to mint green and then up where the black shading is the scales will be darker again, but the outlining will be in charcoal and black--or at least that is how I imagine it should work. So far so good though!

Happy Sunday,



Sarah K said...

I am so digging the scales. I was appreciating the way the outline colour was shifting before you even said anything about it! Delicious.

Cheryl said...

Wow that is so beautiful! You're incredibly talented!