3 weeks of stitching, start to finish. With a couple of days that I didn’t work on it due to a bad summer cold. But finally, the embroidered face self-portrait is finished!
From first looking at Terri Mitchell’s work, to drawing my own version (several times), to hours and hours of stitching.
The finished face:
I am extremely happy with how this turned out! I used primarily satin stitch and stem stitch to fill in all of the spaces, with a few sections of french knots, one section with reverse chain, and one section that I couldn’t resist beading.
Close up photos:
I’ll admit, I had a few times where I wanted to give up. I really am not a fan of satin stitch. But I am so glad I stuck with it!
What do you think of the finished face?