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.


  1. Looking peculiar, but prettyCan’t wait to see the whole picture assembled.

  2. 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.

  3. jenclair says:

    I love the “patterns” in the drapery! In the last picture, it looks like woven cloth. 🙂

  4. Dima says:

    It looks so textured and the colors are so pretty.

  5. Catherine says:

    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!

  6. Carolyn Foley says:

    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.

  7. Lin says:

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

  8. Sue Jones says:

    It’s obviously good exercise for the brain, this embellishment lark! The three sections work well together.

  9. I saw your funny shaped bit as a baby’s cradle!!

  10. Alex Hall says:

    That’s lovely – it looks really tactile and drapey.

  11. Lady Fi says:

    So colourful and pretty!

  12. Wendy says:

    That’s looking very pretty, i love the blue triangles

  13. Meredithe says:

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

  14. Karen says:

    I really like your colour combinations in this piece. It looks very effective.

  15. 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!

  16. Susan says:

    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