I have to thank my ex-husband for inspiring me to work on the stitching of “Rita Tossing her Apron” today. I think I was waiting to work on the last “Rita” panel until I was really feeling it. I won’t get into details, but today I was feeling it.
I have to make some adjustments to her face, she doesn’t look as happy as she should. Sometimes the stitches don’t translate well from the sketch, especially on such small details. I did figure out a way to trace the sketch onto the fabric. For weeks I’ve been thinking I needed a light box to lay the sketch on with the fabric over it so I could see the lines through the fabric. Today as I looked out the big picture window in my studio, I realized It was a giant light box.
Knowing I can easily duplicate the drawing on fabric frees me up to be less afraid of making mistakes. Now I’ll be more willing to take chances and try something new.