Tuesday, 30 July 2013

negative and positive space

white on white stitches
applique and outlining
the massed stitches are sorbello and french knots
sorbello fills the spaces quickly
french knot variety with 1, 2 and 3 wraps
how to make a daisy
let me count the ways

Monday, 29 July 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Resurrecting my "wrapping cloth"

Now that the exhibition is finished, and I'm giving my hands a rest from the physical work of crocheting the retro rugs I have dug out my white and white with white wrapping cloth started a few months ago with Karen Ruane. Its taking a little while to get my head back into this style of working, to decide where I am going with it. Makes me realise I really need to get it finished before too much more time goes by.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

3 part embroidery finished

I'm very pleased with these - while there was a certain amount of planning went into the series, there were still changes along the way. Ready for framing now. 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Glimpses of water

I am intrigued by these glimpses of water
Cubbitts Vineyard


Bobbin Head

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Revisiting Embroidery 1

I'm doing 3 of these little embroideries.
I added the satin stitch, but wasn't very happy with the result.

so then I put some dark sorbello stitch instead - like this much more.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

rugs at the exhibition

I have really enjoyed the focus on my Retro Rugs. I have made new ones - now I really need to investigate how best to sell them. They have a market niche, but how to tap into it? Retail really isn't my thing.

not even sure about displaying them to their full potential - I've tried a few props here.

Once I had put the little lace circles on this one I thought it deserved a place on a wall - reminiscent of a porcelain plate.

Monday, 15 July 2013

My work at the exhibition

I was really pleased with my exhibition work. It was a nice mix of my current craft (the retro rugs) and my current embroidery and creativity where I am striving for my own artistic style. Here are my embroidered works.

This is "Lake's Edge" - silk, lace and embroidery.

"Blustery Beach" - silk and embroidery.

"Summer Flowers" - moulded paper and embroidery.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

After the exhibition

Finally, a chance to post pictures of my recent exhibition.
Well, here are all the members of extraTexture - from left - Margaret Millar, Kay Murray, Cindy Cooper, Margaret McLennan, Kerry Shelberg and Jane Bodnaruk (moi).

This is our group piece - "FOCUS". We started with the serpentine like line on a big piece of paper (120cm x 100cm), cut it into 6 pieces. The major stipulations were to work in mainly black, and to feature the line in metallic. The textures and creativity are amazing.