Monday, July 30, 2012

Stitchery

I need to inset this piece in something but wanted to show it in case blogger locks me out again.

It started as a monoprint fabric. I put iron on interfacing on the back to support the stitching as it is cotton.

 First came layers of painted cheesecloth, then the machine stitching with a leaf pattern. I hand stitched using Feather stitch. All of this was to create the feel of greening behind the flowers.

The flowers are Fly stitch, Chain stitch and woven stitches. The stems are Chain and stem stitch. The green seemed too prominent, so I whipped the chains with another green.

9 comments:

susan christensen said...

very pretty, Sandy - your TAST work is paying off in the level of skill you bring to this piece. happy week -sus

Connie Rose said...

Really beautiful!

liniecat said...

Its smashing and stitched beautifully. I love the shading youve achieved : )

Ruth said...

Wonderful!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Sandy this is fantastic! I wish I could see this in person. What a wonderful combination of texture and color this is.

Suztats said...

Love the texture you've created here. Nice!

Linda said...

Hi Sandy, this is very nice indeed, so much texture and wonderful stitching. Sorry to hear Blogger is still causing you problems. Take care.

Linda Stokes said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The level of care taken to get the right colours etc had paid off.

Vida Scott said...

Hello, Miss Sandy! I'm a friend and co-worker of Karen's. She has been a wonderful inspiration to me and has given me much input in my beginning baby steps in jewelry making. She directed me to your blog. I found your beautiful tapestry and I hope you don't mind using the image of it as my phone's home screen. I look forward to meeting you one of these days! -Vida