Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Which brings to mind a new topic that I'd like to discuss with everyone: what is meant by the term "accurate reproduction sampler"? Everything we make is a reproduction. Nothing is exact, because they are reproductions. As a designer I can only hope to somehow recreate an image very close to the original. I'm a proponent for seeking the true original colors, not the often faded colors on the front. In a case such as Ann Thompson it is impossible to reproduce the exact design because it wasn't entirely executed using the counted thread technique.
Second photo shows a sampler that can never be reproduced. I used the verse on the design titled "Diligence", but apart from that and the attribution everything was stitched freehand, and the blue sky was hand painted. This has been in TSL collection for many years.
Five inches of rain in five days here. Mosquitoes and weeds!
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