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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.

Last embroidery art of 2020/First embroidery of 2021: Frog and Snail!

Embroidered snail by Suzanne Forbes Jan 2021I realized I had never embroidered a snail!

Time to remedy that! This just-finished snail embroidery art is my first textile arts piece of 2021. I really wanted to try using pearls and clear and opalescent beads for slime, the way legendary human body embroidery artist Sally Hewett uses them for body fluids.

Embroidered snail by Suzanne Forbes Jan 2021I think it’s a charming effect, not a patch on the power of the inspiration though.

Embroidered White's Tree Frog by Suzanne Forbes November 2020I had to keep this embroidered White’s Tree Frog under wraps for a while, as it was a commissioned birthday gift!

Cute Embroidered Whites Tree Frog in process by Suzanne Forbes Nov 2020You can see the process of making him is better documented than usual, as I was sending previews to the commissioner as I worked.

While Littlest Sweet Shop was making my big Rainbow Gay Trans Miniature Treats Party order, she sent me pictures of the process, and I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it myself!