Medieval Mermaid

I continue to be dogged by elbow tendinitis, but have finally recovered sufficiently to do some careful embroidery work, so here it is!

This piece was completed in August 2014 after 40 hours and measures roughly 5″ x 7″. Design and photograph © Liz Heffner.

The mermaid, aquamarine in her hair, enjoys the sunshine while fish leap for joy about her, surrounded by sparkling motes.

Materials: canvas, tulle, alpaca/silk mix yarn, pure silk (soie de Paris), moss agate gemstone beads, aquamarine gemstone bead, glass beads, gilt passing thread, gilt spangles.  Techniques used: split stitch, couching, beading.

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