Just before Christmas, I asked my Mum....'What would you like for your birthday?'....'A needlepoint kit of one of your designs' came the answer. 'Oh' I thought!
Never one to shirk a challenge, I ran through several options for printing, before plumping for painting directly onto 12 hole needlepoint canvas. I wanted to create a painterly quality in the design. I tailored the palette to a job lot of yarns that I bought on ebay and inspired by this piece I did in 2010,
I created this:
Mum was really pleased, especially as the interpretation of the painting allows her some creative input into the finished design. I'm inspired to start one myself....after I finish a few projects that I've already got on the go.
Happy Birthday Mum. x