Sunday, 1 July 2012

Sunday 1st July 2012 - Hand Embroidery Conclusion


I've wanted to try embroidery for a while, I think if I had the gift of foresight, I'd have abandoned any notion and continued on with grinding Photoshop skills.

Back here: http://www.jhillustrations.com/2012/05/monday-28th-may-2012-screen-printing.html I showed as a small conclusion how I planned to embroider over a design screen printed onto unwashed denim.

Now, about 100 hours of work down the line, it's finished! It's attached to my coat, and while it has taken a surreal amount of time, I think it was worth it, in one way or another:

I've learned another skill
I have something pretty cool to show for it
I can be a walking advertisement of my own work
It's a skill I may be able to implement in the future - bespoke designs, presents, gifts, etc.

The design itself, and typography, and arching/balancing of said typeface, were all hand drawn and designed, so even Thor's hammer, which is a quite widely used icon, is totally bespoke - as I combined successful elements from various designs all into one, so instead of another iteration of the same design, I have a design which is the only one of its kind in the world!







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