I spent another day at an etching workshop yesterday. Here is my print.
The trouble is I was only able to pull one decent print and I have done some extra work on the plate and was unable to take a print. The workshop was very busy and great fun, but I rushed a couple of processes and had to start again - don't say it... ' more haste ...I know, I know'
This is a scan of the first print off the plate so the definition is not that good. The better one is on too large a piece of paper to get in the scanner. However I am pleased with the intial outcome. I wanted the contrast between the thistledown and the prickles, I think it has come across, but I value your opinion. I shall definitely be going back in the spring to do some more.
Here is my sketch and photograph again which were my initial inspirations,