At first I chose a piece of hand-dyed linen that had been waiting for its turn, and had been a bit sad because of the brightness of its color contrast, red and yellow.
Then I marked squares and filled these with 'handwritten' versions of the ongiong name, in various orientations.
|you need a good stabilizer to be able to put that kind of stitching onto the fabric...|
These filled squares were then overlaid with large versions of the individual letters of the name ESCHER. Of course, the 'e' appears twice in the name, but that must not necessarily result in a doubling of appearance on the piece. Along the way certain readjustments had to be made, because I mis-stitched, or made an unconscious decision that something about the plan had to be changed, who knows. In any case, the original plan looked slightly different, but only a little bit, really.
|First an outline, that can then be filled.|
Here you can see the almost finished piece as I am still debating its final orientation.
And this is the final orientation it has arrived at.
|text messages 15: escher|