This sample for my "Home Portraits" classes at the Victorian Stitchery Retreat in Wichita, Kansas next November is all stitched up now. I've decided not to actually finish the piece until after class, so students can see the back. (Don't you always want to see the back of a stitching project? I do.)
My brother has lived in this little bungalow for 20 years now and I always love going to see him there. Working on his home portrait was almost like a visit...
I'll start with some detail shots and then show the whole thing.
The whole piece is 12" X 14".
There are actually a lot of design issues that I tried to build into this sample for the purpose of class discussion. I am so looking forward to working with my students as they create their own "home portraits"!