Two Amarna Princesses – Assembling the Drapery

Detail OF Drapery
Detail OF Drapery

Having chosen my bits of drapery, I’ve stitched them together at the edges.

This means that they won’t move when I’m felting them to the background, and that I could actually cut off some of the second drapery, rather than overlapping it on the first. This will reduce the number of layers I will be felting through, which turns out to be a good idea. I don’t want any more broken needles, thank you very much!

Drapery Assembled
Drapery Assembled

The assembled drapery now makes a rather peculiar shape, but it gives me part of the background for my princesses, and a basis for any further embellishment I may feel is necessary.

However, as I was contemplating that eventual embellishment, I found another source picture and now I have to do a little more thinking.

16 thoughts on “Two Amarna Princesses – Assembling the Drapery

  1. On first sight it looks like a comfy armchair with stylish tassels in aqua. Actually the colour combination is very attractive. I am happy to see your progress.

  2. It looks lovely! I can’t wait to see it all come together. Like Jessica I can’t quite see it all together at the moment!

  3. I like the look of this piece but be careful with looking at source pieces. It is a bit like looking at a menu that has too many dishes. It can be very confusing.

  4. I enjoy seeing your progress on this – intriguing to imagine how it will all come together. xx

  5. Ummmmm… idea what you’re talking about but looking forward to being educated! I know nothing about felting (in case that wasn’t obvious!).

  6. It would add lovely texture to the finished piece. It must have taken quite a while to do all that felting. I love all the little details you added along with the stitching.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week’s Stitchery Link Party. Aloha hugs!

  7. Does this mean the draperies are going away in favor of the pillows? I really like those draperies! Could we pretend those ARE pillows? LOL

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