Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Special request

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


Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea!

Printed Material said...

What a tremendous present. Not a mass produced kit, but a unique piece just for your Mum. I think that is fab. Do show it again when she's completed it Helen.

Kristina said...

That's a brilliant present - no wonder your mum loved it. Kristina

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