Machine embroidery continued

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One of the panels
One of the panels

I am making progress with my Mary Ward Centre Opposites project. I printed the four lino blocks in a square, then started to add colour to the other pictures.

I am beginning to get the hang of machine embroidery. After two hours bent over the machine my whole body ached. The work is quite close up and tiring.

I was particularly keen to bring the “students” alive, as I felt the existing “Do Not” posters forgot the “users” of the centre. My portraits are rather crude, but show that you can “paint” with threads. I will do the second version next week (one for me, one for the centre) and will try to get more colour into the pictures. The black background means all the colours are a bit deep and murky, but this maybe OK.

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