Dimensions: 34.5" x 32"
Fabric pieces: 730 (not including embroidery thread)
The reason behind the title for this picture is I just got tired of correcting everyone who saw me working on it, haha. After the fifth time someone called it a "pirate ship", I'd had enough.
This ship is actually the Half Moon. It is a replica of the ship Henry Hudson used to explore the Hudson River. Today, the ship is operated as a floating museum that sails the Hudson River and Eastern United States giving tours and presentations about Henry Hudson's explorations.
The bridge in the background is the Bear Mountain Bridge. It spans the Hudson just south of West Point.
I hand-dyed both the sky and the water. I also dyed the waves, but they were cut out of a separate cloth and then inserted into the reflective water piece. Additionally, all of the rigging was made using embroidery thread.