I'm continuing my needlepoint explorations with hand-dyed thread, really enjoying the possibilities, particularly with variegated color shades. In addition to the dyeing of thread and stitching, making the boxes satisfies a need to vary my activity: cutting, measuring, gluing, wrapping, and choosing book cloth colors to really frame the finished thread pictures.
Here are two more. They are both 4" x 4" x 2.5", and posted at nevermindtheart. (The first two sold in a day.)
Lost Time. I was initially thinking about fossils, but I remembered the package of watch parts I had ordered for a workshop some years ago and decided to sift through them for shapes. Ultimately, I chose two watch hands and a gear to incorporate into the needlepoint design. Many times adding other materials can look random, but I tried to help them blend and integrate by stitching over the parts as well. The thread was all dyed with the color, "Razzle Dazzle." I hand-stenciled the gold flecks on the natural tan book cloth.