Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny


Monday, 26 August 2013

Lady & the Castle

Hello everyone,

Instead of completing the next motif, I decided to outline all of the remaining flora and fauna. I'm about half way done.

Next Monday is the Labor Day holiday in the US. I hope to finish the rest of the outlining then unless it is too hot to stitch.

Here is an overall picture:
There is only text below the bottom row of motifs. I may jump up and work on the sun and clouds above the castle next.


Scarlet Letter said...

My approach to needlework pictures like this is to outline everything first to make sure that everything is in its proper place before filling in with color. I believe this is how the original piece was done. The design was painted onto linen and first the figures were outlined in a dark color, then the shading began, the fun part.

Chris said...

This is so beautiful. Such wonderful colors.

brod'attitude said...

I love your sampler

Erica near Chicago said...

I love coming across photos of half-finished tent stitch pictures. There is such a difference between the outlined or line-drawn image on one side and the vibrantly colored image on the other. Items such as this Judith and Holofernes:

Lanie said...

Beautiful Erica! I love how with each new post your sampler comes more to life! Your stitching is lovely. And oh my, what a masterpiece the Judith and Holofernes piece is! Thank you for sharing.

Vera said...

I just love seeing all the creatures appearing. This is already beautiful -- it will be fabulous when finished.

Nicola said...

I think that this is an amazing sampler which you are stitching beautifully. Looking forward to seeing more after the holiday.

Cindy L said...

Erica....such a beautiful sampler. Once you get done with the outlining you'll have the fun of coloring everything in.