Sunday, July 4, 2010

This is a small piece I completed this afternoon, it's hair cross-stitch on a piece of old couch cover.. it is harder than I expected to keep to a straight line, I've never cross-stitched on anything other than the traditional gridded material. Hopefully it's semi-obvious that it's a heart! Because the material is so thick and almost velvety, the cross-stitch, especially with such thin strands, has ended up resembling a stain of some sort, which I kind of like.
I'm going to be doing some trial pieces over the next week with a large scale hair cross-stitch in mind, or a few small scale ones on different materials. Fun!

3 comments:

Georgiebird said...

I could tell! I love this concept Sharon, so, so cool!

Sharon Russell said...

Thanks Georgie!!

Clara-Emily McKay said...

You know what this reminds me of? When I was really little and spent most of my time playing under my nans dining room table with her dog, I also drew pictures in her magical velour couch that I could erase with the swipe of a hand - you're onto something here! xx