Thursday, February 6, 2014

Embroidery from Game of Thrones

Okay, I have not been doing much for the last month except torturing myself trying to take sharp pictures of resin pendants with the only camera I own, a slim little digital point-and-shoot. This setting, that setting, outside, inside, downstairs, upstairs, in my lady's chamber...

Sorry, got a little carried away there. I've got a couple of friends who understand photography and I've begged them for help, but it's difficult because they speak Photography. I'd understand them better if they spoke Swahili and that's not a figure of speech, it's the literal truth. Anyway, looks as if a slightly more sophisticated camera may be in my future.

The last few days I've been thinking that I don't want to make any more resin pendants if I can't find some way to photograph and sell them, and isn't it about time to get back to playing with fiber, maybe a small embroidery....Then a friend sent me a link to Michele Carragher's website. and there went the afternoon, drooling over her incredibly rich work - and yes, she does the embroidery for Game of Thrones. Now I want to encourage everyone I know to waste their own time looking at all the pictures on this incredible website. By the way, the home page has a link to a page called "How I Create an Embroidery." Don't miss it. And be sure to scroll down until you get to the jeweled bugs.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for link...so wonderful to see this process! Hope you are feeling better!!

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  2. Today, I visit your website and after reading your blog i realize that it is very informative . I'm highly impressed to see the comprehensive resources being offered by your site.

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  3. Love seeing your pictures . And I'm so happy your class and time in NY went so well!! Your work is gorgeous!

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  4. hm.. I am reached here by searching for calibration details of embroidery machines... think it is right place for it and this site should be an encyclopedia for the embroidery business.

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  5. I would have guessed the darkest was the coffee. Crazy natural (unexpected) outcomes!

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  6. So glad you are doing this! Ain't technology wonderful . And while you are at it, I have a number of Savoyard scrapbooks in the basement...(smiles)

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