Noah’s Ark – finished
I’m currently not happy with the mounting, but not sure how to rectify it. I tried prick-stitching the bottom edge but I think I may well end up taking it apart and doing the finishing all over again. It will have to do for this weekend though.
Noah’s ark from the manuscript of Beatus of Leibina’s apocalypse.
Veg dyed wool (madder, weld, cochineal, indigo, walnut – mostly what was left over from the reykjahlid antependium project, plus a few extras) on manx tweed. Laid and couched work (bayeux stitch), stem stitch, split stitch.
Approx 21×32 inches
The wool was a little coarse as an embroidery surface, but this only meant I had to be careful about stitch placement, and overall it was pleasant to work upon.
As a quick and dirty, eleven and a half week project, this was just what I needed after finishing the antependium