Sunday, April 25, 2010

three-dimensional embroidery

Borrowed this book by Jane Edmonds from the Guild library and am keen to try a a couple of techniques she talks about - a great book that is not full of projects but rather talks about design, method and finishing techniques. It fits with my current working themes of maps and patterns from the sea and shore and I am looking forward to exploring the themes and the book in tandem.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

another month has flown by

Its getting scary how fast time goes ... at least time stops flying by when I stop and stitch - to me its like tuning yourself inward and zooming in on the fabric , thread and needle going in and out ... another form of meditation.

I had two glorious days meeting with like minds this week end: Sticthers Plus on Saturday and MAPS on Sunday. You can have a peek here to see what was happening in show and tell at Stitchers Plus. MAPS was a bit of talk fest and planning day for a coming exhibition in 2012.

In the interim it is count down for the Embroiderers' Guild members' exhibition which takes place at the end of the month. And then Stitchers Plus is having a retrospective exhibition at the Embroiderers' Guild HQ in Concord West in August. I am working on completing some of those nearly done pieces that have been languishing in the work box.

In the meantime I have been plugging away at a small canvas design using a motif from a tiled veranda floor at Yarralla House in Concord.
But when I look at the photo I realise that I have mixed up the two flowers motifs - I have an eight petalled flower with rounded edges I guess I had the rose garden in mind too - I have run with yellow and pink flowers - the tiles started the thought and the thought morphed.

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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