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Monday, July 29, 2013

Odin - a fabric portrait

Over the weekend I finished the project I was doing to use the painted fabric you saw in the last post.  I signed up to do an on-line workshop with Susan Sorrell through the Fiber Arts/Mixed Media site and here is what I ended up creating...

This is supposed to be Odin - and I think I did a not to terrible likeness.  For those of you who have been long-time readers of my mumblings you might remember that Odin was our border collie/springer spaniel mix that we had to put to sleep at the age of nearly five because he lost both his eyes to glaucoma.  Our #2 son took this photo of him before all the troubles began and it's my favourite.

Here is the original...


  1. I'm so sorry to learn about your precious Odin. I think you did a really wonderful job in capturing his likeness. It's just perfect!
    What a special treasure you've created. xo

  2. Your portrait of Odin looks marvelous! I love all those seed stitches ... it creates such texture. Ah, and that paw button is the perfect finishing touch. :-)

  3. Very cool. I often think about taking one of Susan's classes so I was interested to see your post.

    I think its a pretty darned good likeness.

  4. Wow, that's a great likeness of Odin! He was gorgeous.

  5. ah, what a lovely tribute to Odin--wonderful, MaryAnne, sensitive and evocative--he lives on

  6. Anonymous10:36 AM

    I knew exactly what picture you did. The likeness is amazing. Great work!!! See ya tomorrow.

  7. MaryAnne this is fantastic that you used the fabric you created for the base of the picture. You should be very proud. This is worth framing and hanging. Good for you.


  8. I think it is a perfect likeness as it has been stitched from your heart!

  9. I think it's amazing....


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