Another wedding present! This time for my good friends Darren and Amanda who got married (in considerable style) on Saturday. As you may, or may not know, I love making presents. But this time I wanted to do something slightly different, so I found a photo of them both on Darren’s facebook page (yes I did feel a little stalkery) and drew from it. Then I took that drawing and went over the lines with a sharpie pen, so they’d be visible beneath the fabric. I placed the drawing underneath my material and secured everything in place with a large embroidery frame. I illuminated it from behind with a household torch (probably not the best idea) and stitched on top, varying the stitches in order to create a bit of texture, and using different shades to create some depth. I’m really pleased with the results. My drawings tend to look a bit flat and lifeless. I could never have drawn this very convincingly. but the embroidery seems to have taken on a life of its own. I hope they like it.