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Canvas is done!

Canvas to the black rat snake/ukulele strap has been finished. And here it is:

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That took far too long and a new lizard

Another needlepoint snake hide has been finished. Finally. After four months. Which is an inexcusable length to spend on such a small critter. It is only 18″x 3″. Still, four months. This is Agkistrodon Mark II, as the previous copperhead hide was … Continue reading

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Fiber wars

Some observations on different fibers as relates to needlepoint: Silk Made by bugs. Shiny. Impresses people. Can be VERY thin if you want to be embroidering tiny things, so it’s good for stuff like petit point. Expensive. Very “shreddy”. Damn … Continue reading

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Boring Things

Winter is boring. So few critters out. The best that’s happened this week is being the recipient of a doe’s skull found out in the woods. Still no newts breeding. Turtles are all chilling deep underwater in the muck. There … Continue reading

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A most excellent hide

The needlepointed copperhead hide is finished. 6 months, and she is done. Here she is: And here’s the original: And here they are together: Not too bad. The difference in coloration was made to take into account color loss during … Continue reading

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More progress…

Progress at home…. Progress at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences… Progress at a Shakori Grassroots Music Festival… Progress in a fake wooden train… Progress during a biking stop at the Weaver Street Market for a piece of blueberry … Continue reading

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Progress…..

The copperhead is coming along nicely. The canvas is 18 pt white cotton mono. Nothing much fancy. Figuring out the stencils wasn’t too tricky. I decided I could get enough information transferred to the canvas using only two stencils: one for … Continue reading

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