CROSS STITCH DESIGNS
'Neptune/Poseidon' Design Diary
"Shape-It" is a stitching fabric that conforms to just about any shape.
My plan was to design a cross-stitch piece that could be molded into a three-dimensional, decorative needlework mask.
Arcimboldo (sometimes spelt Archimboldo) seems to be acknowledged as the "father" of 'composite art'. For a brief bio and several examples of his work, please click here.
My fellow designer, Su Poole, is a multi-taltented woman. She generously offers her freebie cross-stitch interpretation of Britain's legendary Green Man (another composite image) on her web-site. (By the way, she offers several other free charts... including some lovely horse designs and a Phoenix).
Neptune was ready to rise from the sea...
As always, Neale did a wonderful job framing 'Neptune/Poseidon'.
When I was finished stitching Neptune, I decided to see how he would appear on a hand-dyed fabric.
Thank you very much for taking the time to explore the development of Neptune/Poseidon. I hope you've enjoyed it.
IF YOU'D LIKE MORE DETAILS ABOUT STITCHING THIS DESIGN, PLEASE CLICK... here.
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE HOW OTHER DESIGNS DEVELOPED, PLEASE VISIT... Design Storyboards.