Friday, January 11, 2013

Stitching

On Design TV Linda Kemshall has been doing Kantha Stitching which is kind of a big stitch quilting where you pull up the thread to make it pucker a little. It's an ethnic technique, but I don't remember where.

I started with a monoprint on a loose weave cotton and added irregular pieces of painted cheesecloth. I had also painted lace and decided to use these motifs. The thread is embroidery floss and Perle cotton that I dyed or painted. The stem and chain stitches seemed to be what the flowers and leaves needed. I kept saving the special thread and decided that the reason I made them was to use them, and when they are gone, I can do more.

3 comments:

Laurence Martin said...

This is a gorgeous piece. I am in love with ethnic work from any part of the world, I grew up in North Africa, and this piece talks to my soul!

Your bead journal piece in the previous post is also gorgeous.

Your art is very inspiring.

Grace said...

Wow, you are a very talented fiber artist! I enjoy embroidery and needle work, but this is several levels above what I do. Lovely!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

This is a stunning piece Sandy, the combination of texture and color really sing.