So, I started this project last Saturday and have been working on it furiously ever since. I hate to admit it, but I am not the type of person who “enjoys the process.” Rather, I get an idea in my head and I just want to see it done and in my hands immediately – perfect and complete.
I’ve had this project in my head for a while now, so it was soooo ready to come to fruition. After many tangles and needle pricks and obsessing (embroidery is not my forte), it’s finally done!
Oh you pretty thing!
I also learned a new technique (and had to be very gentle with myself because it’s not perfect): shisha. I followed a couple different tutorials, but ultimately liked a combination of the two: the base stitches here and the fill in stitches here. The little gold “mirrors” are really just circles I cut from Highlife cans (Nicky is a Highlife drinker, so I had plenty of material on hand).
I wrapped the hoop with black and gold thread, and finished the back using this tutorial. Mr. Bowie was definitely a laborious little project, but it’s my favorite embroidery piece I’ve done to date! Nicky’s none too happy that this is a gift for someone . . . but I can always make another one. Guess what, you can make one, too – I put this David Bowie pattern up in the shop today!