Mounting Choices Again

Collage of Loading The Felucca with either copper or brown background
Collage of Loading the Felucca with burgundy or navy background.
Loading The Felucca embroidery, mounted on a navy blue velvet panel

There were some quandaries about mounting “Loading The Felucca”. Burgundy? Navy? Copper? Brown? I posted these pictures on various social media sites – each of which picked a different preference, which wasn’t helpful at all, but at least left me free to apply my own judgement.

So I chose the same navy blue velvet I used for the Amarna Royal Family. All the other fabrics had something going for them, but the navy blue brought out the colours and shapes more emphatically and truly – although I fear you will have to take my word for it, as my photograph doesn’t really bring out the blueness of the velvet!

However, in the course of the final mounting process, I discovered that the embroidery was no longer visibly signed. Curses!

Then I checked, and neither was Ankhsenspaaten. Curses again!

They are now…


  1. Sue Jones says:

    It’s a strong picture that does work with all the colours, so matching another panel will help give some extra structure an coherence to the final exhibition.

  2. Carolyn Foley says:

    I like your colour choice, it works well.

  3. Lin says:

    The navy shows up much better on your signature photograph and works well. x

  4. The darker the mounting fabric, the more the eyes can focus on the embroidery, so you have made a good choice. Good that you discovered the missing signatures and that they are now in place.

  5. Linda says:

    I think you’ve made the right choice.

  6. Alex Hall says:

    I liked the brown originally, I think, but the blue looks even better.

  7. Karen says:

    I’d have gone with the navy blue too. It looks really effective.