Oh gosh, I just realized I have not shared this project here!!! So, without further delay, I'll get right to it :))
This piece is another that was "in the works" (August 2010) when my right shoulder decided it wanted to live outside the rotator cuff.....not where it's supposed to be, but to this date it remains in that condition so I have been focusing, mainly, on putting the finishing touches on projects that were in my 'to complete' folder. I then get them posted on the various sites that I share my work on and I'm not sure how I managed to not post it here too. Well, here it is and it's called "Crowning Glory".....
As you can see, it is a full A4 size and when framed it is 9" X 11" (including frame), so it's a very noticeable piece when hung on the wall. One day I will get the pattern reworked so that it can be used by anyone other than myself!!! It's in pretty rough shape at the moment because I haven't taken the time to clean up the draft version of it for public use!!
The reason I have shared the mounted photo, as well as the framed photo, is because, when enlarged, the mounted photo shows more of the detail work on the project. Instead of doing lots of heavy embossing on this piece, I chose to do what a very talented, parching friend of mine created, called "pergabroidery". If you look very closely, you will see that there are LOTS of tiny 'thread' lines throughout the piece. These are to resemble embroidery threads and when the piece is seen (in real life) one cannot tell, without actually touching the piece, that it is not embroidery thread....it is 'thread like embossing'. I love doing this technique and I adore the finished, elegant look it gives the completed works.