Monday, 8 August 2016

Who Harvested the Carrots?

Do you remember World Embroidery Day, July 30th?

I wrote a blog post about harvesting carrots and showed this detail of the stumpwork portrait I made on WED:

As it is a birthday card I did not want to show the full view then. Today is the 'gardener's' birthday so I can now show you.


 
I don't often make male portraits so it was a challenge, but most enjoyable.

18 comments:

Shasta Matova said...

Wow this is incredible!

Lis Harwood said...

Fantastic!

Annet said...

Wow, such a gorgeous stumpwork portrait!

Pamela said...

I love it!

jacaranda said...

You are brilliant, a fantastic birthday card.

Linda Calverley said...

Its a fabulous stumpwork. Lucky recipient.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!

Queeniepatch said...

Wouldn't you like to have a private gardener, with a tie?

Queeniepatch said...

The shirt was the trickest part to make. Apart from the collar which was made seperately, it is one piece of cloth and had to be folded and tucked into a shirt with sleeves, cuffs and front.

Queeniepatch said...

He's quite charming, don't you think?

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, I am sure the 'gardener' (the birthday boy) liked it.

Queeniepatch said...

It was a challenge to make a male face but great fun, too.

crazyQstitcher said...

It IS fantastic. I hope you make more portraits. This handsome fellow looks like he really enjoys his garden, especially carrots. Snappy dresser too.

carorose said...

I bet your birthday boy was blown away. Fantastic.

Tanya said...

Your stumpwork is so wonderful! And I can imagine the delight on the recipient's face. (I remember mine). Love those carrots!!

Queeniepatch said...

In my childhood, a long time ago, there were gardeners and carpenters who wore dress shirts and ties under their overall or work apron.I wanted to recreate that look.

Queeniepatch said...

I haven't heard from him yet, but then he's a snail mail sort of guy, being 90 years old.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Tanya. The carrots were fun to make. I wanted to add more true embroidery, but it is much easier on a portrait of a lady, to add embroidery stitches on the clothing or jewellery.