My next UFO is a more complex piece. It's called "Sampling the Snowfall" and was designed and taught by Susan Goodman at my EGA chapter in (I think) 2011. Her specialty is combining photography with needlework to create unique and stunning works of art. She doesn't have a website, but if you google "Susan Goodman needlework" you'll find images of her work.
|On display at the Musee D'Orsay|
We began the stitched piece at the bottom, with bands of stitches in soft, wintery colors. This was the easy part. When I got to the top, where the snow and trees are, I got stuck. The trees, in particular, had me stumped. How was I supposed to stitch these shapes and make them look like trees? Would they look like the painting? And what about the building in the background? Susan explained how to stitch it, but I just wasn't sure about it. How would I fit those stitches behind the trees? And would I be covering the right spaces and shapes? Would it look right or would it look stupid?
|copyright Susan Goodman, 2005|