Tuesday 16 April 2024

A Second Revelation

Concluding work on Revelation of the Daleks, and joining Kara is Orcini the Knight of the Grand Order of Oberon played by William Gaunt.

I understand it was his birthday recently, plus I just happened to be listening to a BBC Radio CD of the Time Machine at the same as stitching in which William Gaunt played H.G. Wells.


"You before me."

And speaking of HGW, next up comes Timelash. The Borad is already on the tapestry. I won't be doing HG but will be adding a Bandril and the blue android.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

A little Revelation

I'm working backwards through the classic timeline at the moment and reached Colin Baker's first full series as the Doctor. 

There are already several Daleks and Davros is already represented from both Genesis and Remembrance so although I'd like to do him as The Greater Healer this story is going to be represented by two of the outstanding guest cast.

First to be completed is Kara played by Elenor Bron.

Kara outline on tapestry

Kara stitched onto tapestry

She will be joined on the tapestry by Orcini the Knight of the Grand Order of Oberon played by William Gaunt. Work has just started on him.

Orcini outline on tapestry

Friday 22 March 2024

"In The Tribe of the Free we have a saying...

 ... we go forward."

And forward we go with the latest addition to the tapestry, Queen Katryca herself.

This completes the Trial of the Time Lord series, working backwards now through some of Colin's first series of adventures.

Saturday 3 February 2024

Playing Catch Up

It's been a couple of months I know, and although I've found time to get some work done on the tapestry - once the day was done and I was in bed, hot water bottle, cuddly toy and whiskey mac/Lemsip (circumstances dependent) by my side and audiobook playing, time in front of the screen to edit photos and upload has been slight. December and January have been busy months. Plus I had issues downloading to the PC from iCloud in January (Waves angry fist in the air, "Bloody Apple")

Continuing with Trial of a Time Lord characters, since the last update I've added...

Lord Kiv from Mindwarp - here is the original sketch made on the canvas for use as a guide and the final stitched character.

A Mogarian from Terror of the Vervoids

Gltiz, guide sketch

Sabalom Glitz (apparently he died falling over a whiskey bottle, according to Mel in the anniversary specials) from The Mysterious Planet & Dragonfire

Next up is Queen Katryca.

See the updates first on my Instagram page

Thursday 23 November 2023

Happy Birthday Doctor


Doctor Who celebrates 60 years of time travel today, but then if you didn't already know that you must be existing in some alternative dimension.

It's a show that has inspired so many people to go on and do so many things, indeed, so many people involved in the anniversary shows grew up loving the show which eventually went on to be their career.

For me it made me start stitching, and here's the latest additions to the tapestry, still working on the classic era. Say a very loud hello to King Yrcanos and Dorf from Mindwarp section of The Trial of a Time Lord.

Ssssss. Crombrom savalula! 

Next up will be the Mentor Kiv, in his second body

Sunday 17 September 2023

September is the time to enter the matrix

Now I am working across two of the panels at once. These are the final two panels to go on the right hand side of the tapestry. The top panel you saw the start of recently. There I added the Unbound Doctor, Benny, Iris Wildtyme and Panda along the top.

I have now returned to working up from the bottom and last night I added the last stitch to the Keeper of the Matrix from the Trial of the Time Lord.

The Sixth Doctor's own panel already featured Madam Inquisitor and the Valeyard, and various characters who also appeared in the trial season have already been added, as can be seen on the page dedicated to The Trial of a Time Lord

I'm often asked if I work from any pattern, all I do is a working guide sketch on the canvas then fill in from a photo beside me. Here's the comparison of the sketch to the finished Keepr.

Next up will be King Yrcanos and The Lukoser/Dorff

Friday 25 August 2023

Doctor Who Tapestry Update - The missing months

So I've been a bit quiet on here of late, but I have been busy stitching away on the top right panel of the tapestry. Rather than post some of the work in progress I've completed the top row of figures, as these form a special collection.

So here goes...

This top area has been dedicated to some special characters, mainly originating in print, before being brought to life by Big Finish. 

When Benny found herself in the Unbound Universe with David Warner's version of the Doctor I couldn't get enough of their adventures, and I felt it was only right to honour David's Doctor with a place on the tapestry. 

Benny was a character I loved in print, so much so that I originally added Benny to the tapestry even before Big Finish had started recording audio adventures, and that Benny was based on the cover art work. I've always wanted to add Lisa Bowerman's Benny to the tapestry and I felt that the best partnership was to include her alongside David's Doctor and I based them on one of the boxset covers, hence the blue tint to the hair,  there remains a little remedial work to do for Benny.

I had only seen Iris Wildtyme briefly in print before she was brought to life by Katy Manning, and then she developed a life of her own. Who wouldn't want to climb aboard her double-decker bus and dash off on an adventure, and maybe just give the Doctor a few headaches along the way.

And Iris couldn't go anywhere without her trusty companion Panda.