After looking at several doggy pics, I picked out a photo of Faith (centre, top) as my cover girl – she’s a pretty tri-coloured girl, and the colours and shapes in the photo looked like they’d be reasonably straightforward for a novice threadpainter to interpret.
弄清楚如何从我的笔记本电脑上的照片到织物中的图像中需要一些思考和实验。我知道我想躺下“块”的颜色，然后用线程绘画添加细节，但怎么样？I explored various different routes, but finally printed a simplified black-and-white copy of the image onto freezer paper, drew around the different tonal areas, then carefully cut out each bit with a craft knife and fused it onto fabric that I’d already ironed bondaweb to. Yes, it曾是小提琴！幸运的是，我的织物和螺纹藏匿已经包含了我所需的所有材料，我所需要的信仰所需的所有材料，所有我所要做的就是试镜什锦的面料废料和FQs，直到我与颜色版本合理匹配。随着每件件被删除，我融合到淡紫色蜡染的背景 - 这是我重新创建的狗，而不是她身后的东西！
To finish everything off, I layered it with two layers of wadding and a backing of more purple batik (Stef’s favourite colour is purple!), then quilted around the stitched area with a sort of cloudy, flowery filler so that the main design really popped out against the background.