Saturday, November 25, 2006

Advanced Certificate Major Work No 2

One of my aims for this year was to get through the Advanced Certificate in Traditional Embroidery Techniques Course that was being offered buy our Embroiderer's Guild here in Sydney. It was lots of work, having to produce a portfolio, a visual diary, two major works, and a study in the history of our chosen technique. About 6 weeks ago I was having reservations about finishing major work number 2. I was at the point that I didn't care any more, I had achieved what I wanted and that was all that mattered. I had discovered that there was a lot more to this drawn thread world than meets the eye.

Well, today I am happy to say that my Major Work number 2 is finished! With one week to spare! All I have to do now is present my work! Yippee! So without further ado, here is is for everyone to see. I have used my own hand dyed fabric & thread and hours & hours of labour!

8 comments:

Christine said...

Wow, Jenny. Is your background around the seahorses withdrawn threads? I can't wait to see it in the flesh at the EG. Christine.

Sarah said...

What wonderful work you do!

NormaH said...

Wow! and double WOW! That is impressive!

Susan said...

I think it's beautiful and wish I could click to get up closer, but it won't let me. Congratulations on finishing work #2!

crazyQstitcher said...

What beautiful, painstaking work Jenny. You should get your Advanced Certificate for sure. Maureen

april said...

You are very talented. Great work! Keep it up and good luck with this course. Wish we had something like that around here.
April

Christine said...

Jenny, saw your lovely work in the flesh today, what can I say?? I was completely blown away, and your samples are to die for as well. I must say your photo in no way does justice to the quality of the work, it is just stunning !! You can't see in the photo how your seahorses backround is all needlewoven, or really tell about the variegated fabric glimpsed through the needleweaving.. So lovely, in fact the whole room of work was fabulous. Bravo to all the students! Christine.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could see your work for real Jenny, well done on getting all the work done in time. I must try to make some more complicated things with my Artista software. Your bells look good.