Atlas Moth – Last Week’s Progress

atlas moth work in progress

Hello!

I’m writing this post in a slight rush to get out the door for work but as I’m off tomorrow and will be doing more embroidery I didn’t want too much time to elapse before I shared more WIP pics!

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As you can see, as usual I am building this design up in stages, finer detail and blocking lines first. This has a dual purpose too, of giving me a line to anchor later satin stitch work to.

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At this point I switched from split stitch to french knots as the wing here is actually made of lots of different shades of grey – a bit like TV static and I couldn’t represent that pixelly effect better than with french knots.

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Then the fun starts! Big sections of satin stitch in variegated silk which really fills out the wing and starts to give a sense of the finished piece.

atlas moth work in progress

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What do you think so far?

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