Tuesday 15 May 2012

Briefing Time

Finally, Miss 'Briefing Time' is complete - clocking in at 55hrs, she has been quite a ride!

Original design by me, inspired by the 'pin-up girl' artwork on 1940s military planes.

Worked entirely in 'or nue' with single-stranded embroidery cotton over silver passing thread, the ends of which have been plunged and secured on the back to present the oval effect. Getting the detail in her eyes was especially tricky, due to their tiny scale, as was trying to give her shape and depth using such a limited palette of 'block colours'.

I think I deserve a drink now.
Stay tuned.....

Oh, and you know how Virgin Atlantic Airlines have their girl in red painted on the nose (inspired by the same 1940s artwork): well, why did I never know before now that Dita Von Teese did a publicity stunt for their 10th anniversary?! I should so stitch this one next (although I'll definitely have to raise my game to get it anywhere near up to standard if I'm drawing the divine Dita....)


  1. That is some amazing work! I really enjoy seeing what you're doing with "or nue".

  2. I think she's amazing ! Wonderful work!