Spots laid out for attachment

Paper photocopies of the Spots laid out on the panels where I intend to put them.

If you compare these two pictures, you will see what I meant by saying the embroideries had personality that the photocopies lack!

The real spots laid out where I intend to put them.

Some of it may be down to better lighting, but I think even the Map and the Excavation are looking brighter and happier.

Box full of Spots ready for mounting, with the Faience Hippopotamus on top.

So now they are back in their box, ready to come out one at a time to be attached to the border panels.

The details of that attachment may require some wrangling, and as for the details of attaching the panels to one another – I’m still very unsure about how that will happen. At the moment my best guess is mirror plates, but if anyone has a better idea I would love to hear it!


  1. Sue Jones says:

    Yes, it all looks very much more alive. Good sidelight helps, of course, but that’s not the whole story. Will the two panels be hinged, to fold for transport/protection?
    I don’t know much about mounting options, but it will depend on the hanging options in the places you want to display them. Which could be anything from pegboard hooks to tensioned wires, or various sorts of clips and pins. Or simple nails. Good luck!

  2. Lin says:

    The dimensionality (is that a word!) of the actual spots makes all the difference.

  3. How marvelous to see them all coming together and chatting to each other across the central panels. Well done you for all your perseverance in judging those placements, it really is looking very good indeed.

  4. The Xerox copies are certainly flatter than the real objects which are looking good laid out. For attaching them, you know that pins are a stitcher’s best friend so use a lot of them.
    I also think that you need to guess how the panels are going be displayed at different venues. They need to be secure and at the same time easy to put up and remove before and after the exhibition.

  5. Alex Hall says:

    Wow, what a difference – it’s all that well deserved pride in their appearance and it shines through!

  6. Carolyn Foley says:

    That looks great and probably looks even better if seen in person. Photographs never do justice to a hand worked piece.