Project Phoenix – Part 1 – Beginning

It s fucking freezing outside and barely any daylight. When trying to work in the workshop, I spend more time heating it to a manageable temperature than actually working. And I am starting to feel mightily depressed.

So I am starting a new project to keep me somewhat occupied when indoors. I want to make a bobbin lace picture of a phoenix. It will probably progress very slowly and I will make short posts about the whole process. Today the very beginning – a rough sketch.

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My mother would iterate and refine this sketch on paper until she would get one she is satisfied with and that one she would trace on thicker paper. I am going about the business a bit differently – I will now refine the outines in photoshop. We shall see what comes out of it (if).


  1. Tethys says

    Is there something in the air? I’ve got a few different projects going that involve birds, one of which is a beaded crocheted sphere. (I’ve broken the thread twice testing the pattern to see if it’s workable)

    That’s a lovely phoenix but I can’t imagine how you will turn that into a usable lace making pattern. It’s so complex!! I look forward to pictures of each step. :)

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