Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Directions

Rock Pool

Since joining the Jersey branch of the Embroiderer's Guild last year I've reignited my enjoyment of creating with fabric & threads. Not having embroidered since a child it was quite an eye opener seeing how stiching & textile art has evolved over the years.......we are no longer laboriously working satin, stem & chain stich (the only 3 stitches I knew) on printed tray cloths & dressing table sets, but being far more creative & even incorporating mixed media with textiles & stitch........I havn't quite reached that stage, but watch this space!

My first project, as most, was inspired by the seashore where I live. I've always leaned towards texture & dimension so it was suggested by some Guild members I try Encrusted Calico, see here for project instructions.

I've had great fun working on this piece making it up as I went along & learn't quite a few new stitches along the way: Cup stitch, Parma braid (stems of the Fan worms), Woven picots, Buttonhole bars & Woven Stars to name a few.


Carrie said...

This is an amazing piece of work, so much detail to it and beautiful soft colours. Delighted to see you back creating again.

Audrey said...

Wow what a fabulous piece of artwork. I love it.

Jacky said...

Thanks for the link to Encrusted Calico...your piece is lovely. So pleased to have found your beautiful blog.


elisabetta ricami said...

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Wonderful work! Elisabetta

Silvana said...

questa รจ arte
mi piace molto

christiane said...

Un superbe travail de broderies et d'incrustations d'objets. Bravo !!

Clara said...

WOW!!!!!!! Astonishing!!!