Make Own Light: an embroidered anglerfish in the depths.

Make Own Light Anglerfish embroidery by Suzanne Forbes June 16 2021I can’t believe I never made an anglerfish before!

I love them and I’m so afraid of both the dark and the deep ocean that anything that has its own light source down there is my hero,

Make Own Light Anglerfish embroidery by Suzanne Forbes June 16 2021Glad I had this pretty oval hoop and some black felt to hand when I thought of it.

I feel like this is a theme I could work on a bit, experimenting with different ways to express the depth, darkness and pressure of the ocean.

Make Own Light Anglerfish embroidery by Suzanne Forbes June 16 2021As well as the luminosity of the fish!

I used some pale blue glitter thread, DMC Light Effects, around the fish’s light tentacle. Even though it is a pure absolute fucksicle to use!! It is worth the hassle in small, small amounts.

We are all under a lot of pressure, in the dark, this last year and a half. I am so grateful for my work and my Patrons, whose support has allowed me to keep making my own light.

4 thoughts on “Make Own Light: an embroidered anglerfish in the depths.

  1. Victoria Aronoff

    OMG I love him! So great!! Now you need to do a capybara, tapir, sloth, hedgehog, platypus, blobfish, pufferfish…..ok?

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