2 days ago
I took this photo back in March for one of the marchmeetthemaker posts and then never posted it. I just looked at the list and I’m not even sure which daily prompt I had thought to use this for lol. Maybe the “anything goes”
Anyway, here’s a portrait, complete but not yet ready to be shipped out. This is my least favourite part of the whole process. I agonize over whether the portrait is centered and straight, counting the squares over and over, constantly checking to make sure I didn’t miss stitching a hand (it’s happened!), or that I didn’t spell the name wrong. And then tightening the fabric in the hoop as tight as I can because nothing irks me more than seeing wrinkly or loose fabric in hoop framed art. But I think this stage is the hardest (ie. anxiety-inducing) for me because this is it! The actual portrait is complete and gosh I hope the person who ordered it loves it
*also, I’m not usually this wasteful with excess fabric surrounding my portraits, but in this case, this was the last piece of Aida from a roll and there was no way to cut it to get two portraits out of it
Fellow cross-stitchers/embroidery artists (or any maker actually!)what’s your least favourite/anxiety-inducing part of your process? I’d love to hear!