Thursday, March 31, 2011

framing .. and stitching

a not very good photo of a now framed embroidery - I posted a this embroidery not so long ago launching my micro framing business. I have also framed a couple of my paintings - they look so different with a frame around them. After seeing this posted I think I will turn the abstract around and hand it portrait rather than landscape. The following painting of an apply is small - done on a canvas board and mounted on mat board with no glass. and I have been working on stitch samples nearly every night - one of them (colonial knots) also ended up in a frame too, but, in this instance, behind glass :-

Thursday, March 24, 2011

'worth a thousand words' launched

I have now launched a micro custom framing business with a focus on needlework, textiles and textile art. Domain name registered but www not yet live. Ti celebrate I finished this little cross stitch which was my Christmas holiday project two Christmases ago! Not what I would normally do but I get a chuckle out of it when ever I look at it. As the business will be run from home I have decided to use Concord West Craft Market as a public face and the embroidery will be my stall logo/mascot. The market is held on the first Saturday of each month between 9 and 2.00. The mouldings are on order and I will post a photo of the framed embroidery shortly.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

another quote on miracles

The ordinary can be so gob smackingly amazing if you stop to look and think.

"We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?"

S. Parkes Cadman

To find out more about S. Parkes Cadman go here to see what Wikipedia says. I think he was a pretty remarkable guy for his time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in ones bath like a lump of sugar.

Pablo Picaso

Friday, March 4, 2011


Designed by Diane Edwards (& my piece named by me) - with several colour palettes to chose from and instructions to go for it four of us stitched up distinctly different works by adding or altering the design and stitch guide provided. I got to play with different threads that I hadn't used before such as velour and a variety of silks as I tend to stick to perle and cotton.

Still working on an embroidered canvas piece inspired by an abstract painting I posted a while ago - it is taking me so long that the dimensions have been shrunk and I have decided to colour, paint or dye the canvas that will represent the night sky (so I don't have to stitch it!!)

In the interim I keep painting - my son has dibs on my painting inspired by a postcard of the Dali Lama as a child.

(yes, the wall needs a paint too- we have stripped the wall paper and need to clean it up before we get there - painting an art canvas is just so much more fun)


Not quite a self portrait

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

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