It only took 329.75 hours. Next job - a large gin :-)
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
There are a few more snow crystals to complete and a bit of rigging, but we're nearly there. The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to flicker gently.
In our JEC pieces once we get to phase 8 and 9 there are larger size designs to choose from (the embroidered area of TS is about 19x13 inches) and the amount of time these pieces take to embroider is, as much as anything, something we have to learn. I tend to embroider fairly quickly but this one has really slowed me down. The 300+ hours it will eventually take has taught me some interesting things.
Although I love these larger pieces I don't know that I want to spend this much time on too many designs so I will have to choose larger designs very carefully. Breaking TS into smaller units and concentrating on one at a time worked well, so this will be a good way to approach the larger pieces. But I wildly under estimated the time this piece would take, it looked so simple!!! And, given my dreams of eventually selling some of my own embroidery designs, I need to be realistic about timescales and therefore costings (300+ hours at £15/hour=?!).