Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Catnap Pillow


I finished the pillow part of this creation today on my Mom's birthday. I had been working on the very "crewel" embroidery off and on for about a year. The leaves were incredibly tedious, and the cat was intimidating. I have never shaded anything this complicated freehand before, though I was working off of a rough transfer sketch. Here enjoying other accoutrements of the day is my Mom's little buddy who demanded I stitch this.

4 comments:

Fault Rocks said...

are cats allowed to eat cake in your house? how indulgent!

Trifarina said...

Tee hee! Actually he refused to eat cake, and the photo is staged... I set the cake by his bowl of friskies.

ladylinoleum said...

That's impressive. Crewel is definitely an art!

Trifarina said...

Lady Linoleum looked at my blog??! I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!
Long live the VLA!!!