Wow this is incredible!
Wouldn't you like to have a private gardener, with a tie?
Wow, such a gorgeous stumpwork portrait!
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.
I love it!
He's quite charming, don't you think?
You are brilliant, a fantastic birthday card.
Thank you, I am sure the 'gardener' (the birthday boy) liked it.
Its a fabulous stumpwork. Lucky recipient.
It was a challenge to make a male face but great fun, too.
It IS fantastic. I hope you make more portraits. This handsome fellow looks like he really enjoys his garden, especially carrots. Snappy dresser too.
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.
I bet your birthday boy was blown away. Fantastic.
I haven't heard from him yet, but then he's a snail mail sort of guy, being 90 years old.
Your stumpwork is so wonderful! And I can imagine the delight on the recipient's face. (I remember mine). Love those carrots!!
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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