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.

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

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  2. Wow, such a gorgeous stumpwork portrait!

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    1. 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.

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

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  4. You are brilliant, a fantastic birthday card.

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

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  5. Its a fabulous stumpwork. Lucky recipient.

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

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

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    1. 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.

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  7. I bet your birthday boy was blown away. Fantastic.

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

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

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    1. 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.

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