Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Delia Challenge #5 Self Portrait

Ok this is my self portrait. I have made a heap of mistakes and so I covered it with the net. I over machined the hair so the face pucked. I stippled  the dress less and it sat flat. I have post this so you can at least see I tired. This was a very hard challenge for me and it did not turn out the way I would have liked. 

I took a picture and then printed it onto a silk sheet. I then went about thread painting the piece in a hoop. It would have been much better had I not completely filled in the hair with colour.

I can't wait to see the others and how they turned out.
Shirley yours is lovely.
Keep Stitching


  1. I wish I could see the details you so elegantly covered with a veiled on the hat. It was a great rescue,if in fact it needed to be rescued :)
    Do you belong to a redhat group?

  2. I think one problem is we are so hard on ourselves, so that conveyed that fact perfectly.
    I think you did a great job! And I agree with Gudrun, wish I could have seen your details.

  3. This is wonderful Del -- I love it! Shirley

  4. Delia,
    Your portrait turned out great! ...and mysterious :)
    We tend to be our own worst critics. I think this is very creative.