16 May 2009
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This my first ever portrait embellishing -from this and a  couple of others i moved on to 3D portraits and nudes.

Its my daughter Lauren -pity she hates it and I love it-lol!  Its embellished cotton batting with merino wools, seed and straight stitch for the features.

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cousette wrote
on 17 May 2009 5:19 AM

Super ! did you transfer the photo or draw it with the thread painting technique ?

Whidbey2 wrote
on 17 May 2009 8:17 AM

I love it sorry I pushed the wrong star


Whidbey2 wrote
on 17 May 2009 8:18 AM

Your work is wonderful I wish that I could see it in person.  How big is your work?



on 21 May 2009 3:10 PM

How could she not love it? Absolutely wonderful. I like everything about it. It's so evocative.

on 25 May 2009 10:39 PM

thankyou for the comments -the image is  approx 25cm x 30 cm. It is allneedlefelted. I broke the b/w image down into  into black, grey and white areas and then apllied felt and merino to get the background, then built the layers up with other threads and then finished with straight and seed stitch, Sorry no thread painting butterfly only hand work  -lol!