As promised: here is the update on my project Fly me to the moon (indeed based on the Frank Sinatra song :)
Since the March blog about this ( read part 1 here ) I have made reasonable progress and tried to embroider for 1.5 hours every day. I always enjoy big projects, but there always comes a time when I get impatient and want to start a new challenge. (Recognizable?)
Then I usually go for a walk or treat myself to something nice like a cappuccino. I can also leave the embroidery for a week or two until I feel like doing it again. The advantage of free work isn't it! Because I now know that I always go through these phases, I do not start embroidering anything else to avoid having a studio full of UFOs (Unfinished Objects). Anyway, back to the Moon. I now see the work growing and the fabric filling with new beads, sequins and gemstones. My original idea was that there would be some kind of color gradient from light to dark. Start at the top with yellow and then slowly move to brown and end with green. While I was working on it, I didn't think it would turn out very nice and I abandoned that idea. The colors yellow/brown/green now appear throughout the work.
Another change is adding more strips of dyed silk organza than planned. This created more balance in volume alternating with flat surfaces. I also filled more areas by making loops with DMC yarn, among other things. I am going to add more gemstones (moonstone) and I will use split stones that you can purchase on a chain. My goal is to have this project completed by July. I plan to make a series of Magic Moons, also in other smaller sizes. Probably framed so you can hang them right away!
I also show videos on Instagram while I'm working on it and as soon as it's finished I'll let you know!
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