Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stitchery

Before taking Susan Sorrell's class Fertile Earth at www.joggles.com , I'd printed the photo I took of mushrooms on fabric. It sat for several years, because any of the stitches I tried still made the piece look flat.
Her class taught me to layer sheers, cheesecloth, and net on the background before stitching. It really gives the piece more depth.

8 comments:

Sue B said...

oh my gosh Sandy, this is awesome! they really pop off the surface - the piece has a very 3d effect.

maggi said...

The layering has added so much to this piece, they really stand out now

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

They do have lots of depth!

Your layers do the trick, but the dark to light transition in your stitches also gives them depth.

Pat said...

What a beautiful piece Sandy. You must be delighted.

Doreen G said...

Fabulous Sandy---the stitching on the mushrooms is perfect.

linda stokes said...

This looks fabulous Sandy!

Val said...

Love this mushroom piece Sandy - it looks amazing!

hippopip said...

Beautiful, beautiful mushrooms a lovely effect.