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The Who, Tommy

SKU: The Who, Tommy
Regular price $1,000
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Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve.

12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.

     Tommy was a rock opera created by The Who in 1969 and over the years it became one of their most popular and endearing albums. There have been musicals, movies and countless covers of the songs from Tommy over the last 50 years. The cover features a graphic of the band behind a geometric orb with airbrushed clouds and birds on it. I wanted to use multiple layers of fabric to create the background and foreground. I started with black glitter fabric for the background and then stitched the band members in rayon thread on top of the fabric. I then appliquéd the blue foreground fabric and laser cut the holes out of the fabric to expose the background. The clouds and birds were stitched in multiple layers of blue and white rayon thread with the logo stitched right through the fabric. 

The albums take up to 8 hours to embroider and can contain over 200,000 stitches. The series is created and designed to be hung together so you can add to your installation wall as you discover new pieces I create. Each of the albums comes with a signed certificate and is framed in acrylic and measures 12" x 12" x 2".