This was taken in daylight in the conservatory, and its by far the best so far. I didn’t work on this very much last week because I was running round sorting lots of stuff out for the workshop, but I put in an hour or so a day to take my mind off other things.
I got the border around Granny,
and did a green man as well. Greenie isn’t from Adel church but from a few miles down the road in Ripon (sink hole capital of the UK, by all accounts. See, you learn stuff on this blog).
I had my doubts about the grotesque collar at first, as I’m sure I mentioned at Christmas, but I’m liking it more and more as I go along. I love the way the colours are working, and the charachter of it.
I’m mean, it’s still not going to end up on the silk dress – the palette is all wrong and I’ve used far too thick a silk for it to work with that particular fabric – but it will look lovely if I can only find the right wool to put it onto. It needs something pretty soft, I think, both in colour and drape. I’m hoping I can find something before too long.