Saturday, 2 October 2010


I love seahorses, and as a child used to think that it was unfair that they shared a name with hippopotamuses (which I also love, but are definitely at the other end of the delicate and graceful spectrum).  Another reason why teaching Latin has its place.

This particular seahorse was a test for part of a current project, and at just 3cm high is definitely titchy.  Very occasionally working in a small scale is advantageous: the spine has managed to be sufficiently 3D just by doing a wrapped backstitch around a single vertical thread. 

All I need do now is recreate this as part of the finished piece which I fear may not be easy - as with Hollywood films, the second iteration rarely flows as effortlessly as the first.

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