Monday, 5 December 2011

Doctor Who Tapestry/Embroidery Part One

Still on the subject of arts and craft but somewhat off topic regarding the model world I’ve been building, but this is another ongoing project that I’ve been working on for many years and a few people who know me have been asking how it’s going. I guessed this was probably the best place to show pictures of how it’s coming along.

Ok, some background to the project.


I started this many years ago, initially as individual tapestries/embroideries of each of the classic Doctors from Doctor Who, and this was started before the Paul McGann tv film. Each of them was going to be framed, indeed the first three finished were. Then I had the brain storm of joining them together in one piece, but the backgrounds did not merge together and needed something to join them. I then decided if I was going to do that then I should add companions and monsters into the mix and very soon it grew as new pieces were added.

When the Eighth Doctor came along I had already got the design in place with the first three Doctors along the top, Four and Five on the sides in the middle and Six and Seven at the bottom. Number Eight threw the design out a bit and had to be added in the middle.  I’ve decided that this work will only cover what is known as ‘Classic’ Doctor Who, and I do have another large piece of material ready for the new series once this piece of work is finished. (If it ever gets done.)



At the last measurement it was over six foot square, hanging off the sides of a king size bed.  Here are a few photos of some selected panels, there are several areas still under construction and many parts that need to be finished or revisited as I’m not entirely happy with them yet.

Some individual panels :-


Doctor Three, Jon Pertwee with Bessie and UNIT Logo.


Doctor Six, Colin Baker with Valeyard and Inquisitor.


Doctor Seven, Sylvester McCoy and the TARDIS


Doctor Eight, Paul McGann with Grace, Chang Lee, The Master as Eric Roberts and Snake form


Davros, Early Dalek, Cyber-controller and Movellan