Saturday, May 19, 2012

Seattle Skyline in blackwork

Seattle Skyline in blackwork!  

This is the course that I recently completed at the Royal School of Needlework in San Francisco, CaliforniaLucy Barter was my tutor this time, she is a wonderful tutor.  

This project was a little big for the 12 days I had to complete it, I worked about 110 hours with very little sleep some nights.  The actual size is 15 1/2" X 11" stitched on light blue 32 count linen with different weights of black thread.

The buildings are left to right - 
Space Needle
Bank of America (AKA the box the Space Needle came in)
4th and Blanchard building
Washington Mutual building (AKA art deco refrigerator)
Westin Hotel
Pacific Science Center and the Coliseum at the Seattle Center
Smith Tower

You will notice that the buildings have moved.  I had to include the Smith Tower even though it would be behind the other buildings when looking from the north to the south.  I wanted to include the Westin Hotel because it is round, an interesting challenge. 

Thank you to Dale Baskin Photography for permission to use his photograph.  I had to remove a few buildings, move a couple and moved Mt Rainier a little too.  Thanks Dale!