August – Labours of the months
This panel, threshing for August, should have been finished about six weeks ago, But unfortunately I ran out of the mid-blue for the border and had to wait for more to be ordered – and am not 100% certain I matched the shade correctly, if I’m honest.
poor things been in the wars a bit. I had leaky tupperware problems, and this was soaked in homemade soup twice in one week because I’d stashed it in my lunch bag. Oops
That thing that looks like a hovering alien is meant to be the moon. At least I think its meant to be the moon, either that or the medieval source I’m using is concrete evidence of early alien abduction and theres a missing panel somewhere that shows the subsequent anal probing…
…anyway, while I was waiting for the blue to arrive I made lots of progress on September, which I promise had no alien shennaginans whatsoever, unless mr September is harvesting grapes to make extra strong wine to block out what happened that terrible night in AUgust.
I never really plan the colours for these, cos I tend to just use whatevers handy, but I think this random choice of colours came out looking quite Augusty, sort of hot and bleached.
split stitch. appletons crewel wool on manx tweed