One of the first little samples / mandalas I have made was called VOID. It was part of my Mandala Magic online course and I loved the size of it so much I started to make more like that – it’s showing up whatever technique you want to explain and due to it’s small size it’s easy and fast to make. Since finishing this first one I have made quite a few of them. But this black void circle with loads of French knots aroud is still one of the most popular ones.
And so I decided to make it a sibling in light colours … I thought it could be a nice project to offer to a magazine. I had the fabric already at home, so Olivier painted it with Markal paintstick first then added dots around with Marabu liners. The weather is getting warmer so I thought I’ll have a great project – stitching hundreds of French knots – to do at playground when we come from work, Oli’s getting the dinner ready and I take the kids to enjoy some fresh air.
I made a start with about 2 hours of French knots and some beading and then it was sitting on the shelf in our living room like many projects before. We had Duxford show and then I was pourly, so I didn’t really touched it for quite some time.
The other day I was sitting drinking a tea and I set my eyes on the piece held in the embroidery hoop. As I was looking at it I thought it looks as though it doesn’t have so much fabric sticking out on the back of the hoop as it should have … so I took it into my hands just to confirm my worry. Luckily the kids were already asleep, so I could calm down before my morning investigation. Jasmine thought it’s a great idea and was very surprised I needed it rectangle and not a circle!
I can laugh about it now, but I still feel bit crossed. Well I guess I can just be grateful I’m not a potter! I can still finish it circular but for a project for a magazine I just have to start all over again and hide it from restless hands of my children!
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