Noah’s Ark, The captain’s cabin finished

noah cabin lined

THe captain’s cabin with all the fiddly twiddly bits.

Ok, so I could have done without all the little white circles on their clothing after all the circle in the border, but they do look sparkly. And I’m really glad I chose the white wool as the voided faces really work, or at least I think they do.

That whole colour scheme is kind of disproving the theory of  natural dyes being dull, too.

Gareth thinks they all look suitably worried, I think they all look a wee bit dim, personally.

Gareth is also delighted with the early ancestor of kenny from South park. Unortunately before the crew could disembark, ancient Kenny tripped and fell into the carnivore deck and was most tragically eaten by one of Branston’s ancestors…

~ by opusanglicanum on April 1, 2013.

12 Responses to “Noah’s Ark, The captain’s cabin finished”

  1. Looks great. I’m really excited to see it put together and all pieces sharing the same length. I’ve always fought for the brightness of colours and agree with your summary. The times ‘might’ have been dull, but the colours were not!!

    Can’t stand South Park – glad Branstons ancestors got him!!

  2. Fabulous!

    And wow. I see what you mean about the colours! I’ve never been one to espouse the whole ‘everything was sh*t brown’ argument, but some of those colours are practically neon.

    (My other half wants to know if Branston’s ancestor was the clobster… though please assure Branston that I think this accusation is just plain rude.)

    • branny says his ancestor was a lion – RAAAAR!!!

      It actually irritates me when I see poeple doing recontructions of things like the bayeux tapestry where they’ve gone to great lengths to carefully match the colours as they currently exist

      • I’m not surprised. Natural dyes is not something I’ve ventured into yet. It seems to me to be one of those things that are probably best done with at least the first attempt or two being supervised by someone who know what they’re doing. One day, maybe…

      • its really not difficult – if you canmake soup you can do natural dyeing. simmer, dont boil, dont stir it, and you’ll be fine. yuo have to measure mordnats carefully or some of them can damage the fibre. its only really blues where it gets really technical

  3. […] of individual panels and tentative identification of beasts can be found by clicking – bird, captain’s cabin, top deck, amidships, lower deck, border, setting […]

  4. Beautiful – the spots may have been trying, but they look lovely!

  5. Greetings and thank you for sharing. I’m very new to embroidery and usually have no patience with fiddly bits but this is so inspiring! Can you please tell me what the background stitch is called (the new leaf green bits)? I’d like to learn how to do it.
    Thanks, Ute

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