A (not very) Blank Slate

Signature in Morse Code before the A of Akhetaten
Signature in Morse Code at the end of the scale for the Map

Finally, it occurred to me that I hadn’t signed the panels – either of them! Soon rectified, but as I didn’t notice until after the panels were mounted on their frames, the stitching itself was a bit harder than it would have been had I been more alert.

Never mind, the Map is now signed at the end of the scale , and the View of the Excavation is signed just before the A of “Akhetaten”.

The two sandy coloured panels with a pile of colour photocopies of the spot designs piled on top.

Now I have to plan the spots.

I’ve taken photocopies of the various “spots” that will be attached to the side panels, so that I can use them to play with layouts and avoid too much handling of the real things!

Among other things, I’ve not decided whether to trim close but square, or to trim to shape (the Glass Tilapia, for example).

The two main panels laid out with their side panels and the corner crests in place.

I think the two panels stand up to each other much better now, and better again in real life than in photographs. The next stage will be a whole series of shuffling of the photocopies around the faience coloured pieces, to see what sort of balance I can create. I’m not even sure that all the pieces will be used – some may end up being mounted in some other way.

When I’ve had a bit more of a play, I will show you how I’ve been thinking…


  1. Sue Jones says:

    This is going to be a very impressive part of the final display. I am sure you will allow your “spots” room to breathe, so they don’t detract from each other, or the centre panels. (You might also consider pieces attached as if to a site notice board: at angles and overlapping the edges in places.)

  2. Lin says:

    Looking very impressive!

  3. Carolyn Foley says:

    All the problems with these pieces have faded away, they look wonderful.

  4. Karen says:

    Looking good!

  5. Jillayne says:

    I love those two stitched panels – it’s been such a pleasure to follow their progression.

  6. Pence says:

    The two panels look wonderful

  7. Alex Hall says:

    The ‘faience’ colours complement the dusty earth tones of the stitching beautifully.

  8. Amo says:

    Looks like a proper book now.