I’m absolutely taken with Bridgeen from Cherry & Cinnamon and her amazing series of embroidered rockers. She used “mug shots” of famous rockers as a departure point – I love the detail and texture she was able to achieve in a mostly monochromatic format.
Just one shade of embroidery floss against a natural linen-looking background. Well, except for my personal fave, David Bowie – and I think it fits his renegade style to be rendered in more than 1 shade of floss…
Bridgeen’s portrait series is one of many (no doubt fabulous) works currently on exhibition at the Mr X Stitch exhibit (view list of artists here) at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate, UK. Now there’s something I wouldn’t mind hopping across the pond to see!
How about you? Have you ever attempted a piece with just one shade of DMC thread? We’d love to see it!