Our Picasso style sleep mask called ‘40 Winks’, accented with the upright cross stitch… was designed and stitched exclusively for our TWENTY- SECOND FREE VIVA ZIVA ! Newsletter #2117.
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The whole concept of surrealism, which came to prominence in the 1920s, is about chaos and disorder, and elements of surprise, spontaneity and illogical depictions of reality.
From the 1930s onwards, there was a clear surrealist approach to Picasso’s works, with a complete disregard of the conventions and proportions of the human form.
This idea of spontaneity and surprise got our creative juices flowing!
We were inspired by the surreal women’s faces in Picasso’s art and created our own interpretation for this cutting-edge design called ‘40 Winks’!
The size of the mask , as shown in the photo above, is 3” x 7” (approx. 8 cm x 18 cm)
We selected a rainbow of vibrant colours of yellow, gold, hot pink, rose-reds, and purples, with a palette of bold blues on the closed eye…. all on a vivid orange background!
The black eyelashes on both eyes have been accented by black metallic beads!
We used 100 % Silk thread from the Silk Mill on the entire sleep mask in order to get the electrifying Picasso-like colours we wanted.
The UPRIGHT CROSS STITCH was selected for the graphic closed eye lid on the sleep mask, to create a textured surrealistic effect.
The rest of the sleep mask was stitched in the Tent Stitch....with the Stem Stitch for the eyelashes!
Instructions for this feature stitch are included in the next VIVA ZIVA! newsletter.
Full instructions and chart on how to create this sleep mask design, are included in the next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter.
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