Saturday, 12 December 2015

Mostly crochet freeform seascape

I've been working on a commission for a friend who is organising a wedding.  She loves our note book covers (if you read regularly or follow us on FB you know there are many of these) and asked if I could make one to cover her wedding planner note book.  I think the intention is that she plans in a scrap-booking style and gives the book as a keep-sake to the bride and groom.

It was no small request.  She wanted the main theme to be Cornwall and the main colour to be hydrangea blue but she also wanted me to include cider, sun-glasses, garden flowers, pink running shoes, cake and bunting.  It is all in there if you look closely.

I've mostly used crochet but there is some knitting, some embroidery, applique, beading and buttons in the design.  And all in just an A4 space.

Hope you like the pictures.  I've started with a couple showing how I built up the design.  I work a bit like a watercolourist by blocking in big areas first and then adding detail later.

It's an impression/collage and looks better at a distance but some of the details are pretty too ... imo ;-)

Thinking about flowers -
I rejected the big leaves in the end
Victoria x

Background in place and
deciding on placement of cloud