Well here is my Knotted Cretan Stitch at last.
I tried a few rows with thick wool to get the hang of the stitch, which I found was quite easy once I got the hang of it.
Next I painted it with some acrylic gesso,
then a layer of Burnt Umber acrylic paint,
then I lightly painted some Copper acrylic paint on but it doesn't really show up in this photo.
I bought a tube of Rub n' Buff on Thursday, I couldn't get 'Treasure Gold' so I tried using some on this piece. I nearly knocked myself out when I was using it though, I'll have to make sure I use it in a well ventilated room in future, it lets of strong fumes.
I don't think it really shows up on this though.
I had another go on a large piece of Hessian, I used some wool that I'm not to keen on the colour of because I was going to cover it so it wouldn't matter.
Next I covered it with acrylic gesso, you can see where I'm going with this piece can't you!!!
I forgot to take a photo before I started to cover it with Burnt Umber so I quickly took a close up of the part I hadn't painted on, but then I forgot to take a photo of it before I'd painted it with the Copper acrylic paint, I'd forget my head if it wasn't stuck on!!!
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