I feel like these were unappreciated by me. I detached myself completely from this after the contest was over and never really let them have any real spotlight because I didn't want to talk about the process all over again. Now that is has been over a year maybe even two, I feel comfortable to share and give them a little spotlight.
These are just some pictures of a piece that went wayside after the competition. I submitted it even though it was unfinished in my mind but it was done enough for the competition. It was the Handlock & Embroidery Contest in the UK. I want to do it again but I need more time to prepare and prep. I feel like I did the best I could in my time and resources. The guidelines were a little confusing and I thought I understood the purpose of the competition but clearly I didn't or wasn't deemed good enough to make it into the top 20. I tried so hard to make it authentic for the UK by studying British cording on uniforms and made and dyed my own cotton yarn and braided it to make it into cording. Anyways enough Pity party look at just the pretty details.
This is the part that I feel it is unfinished. The back of this vest I want to encrust it with even more beads. Every single one of these beads was stitched in place by hand by me. I can't even tell you how many there are only that it took me maybe around 8 hours of work to get this much done. Eventually I will come back to it but for now this is where she lies.