Tuesday, 30 July 2013
|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, 28 July 2013
Sunday, 21 July 2013
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
Friday, 19 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
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
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
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.