Monday, April 6, 2009

Class

For the fifth lesson of the class from Susan Sorrell at www.joggles.com, the inspiration was to be rocks or shells. Here is mine based on part of the same shell shape I used for the cardboard stencil. The hand dyed fabric has pieces of net and painted cheesecloth on it. The shell shapes are stitched with perle cotton using needlelace, then sequins are attached with beads. The background is stitched with twisted silk thread. This one was harder for me to resolve-maybe because it is too structured.

6 comments:

maggi said...

I really like the colours in this and the stitching gives it a real sense of movement which balances the static nature of the shell shape. Rather like the shifting of the sand in which you might find the shell.

linda stokes said...

It's lovely Sandy, I agree the stitching really sets it off.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Wow, so much close work! Love your stitches.

I really like the red panel with beads from your last post - subtle and elegant.

Sue B said...

very nice Sandy, that stitching really keeps the eye moving around the piece.

Judy said...

I like the layer of needlelace. It seems to add a lot of depth.

brigitte said...

beautiful lines :-)