Saturday, 6 July 2013

Stitched teasels stalks

And now on the teasel forms, some experimenting with machine stitch - it seems more appropriate and 'spiky' than most of the hand stitch I do.  I intended to post these while on holiday in France with my family but the promised wi-fi connection didn't materialise, so here they are on my return today.

First with colour - layers of sheers and net over-stitched with coloured thread to suggest hill sides and with reference to the teasel head shapes ...


... and then the stalk pattern repeat completed in black free machining on cream cotton ...


While I've been away I've had no time for stitching but lots of time to think which has been good for me ... so I will start work on the new thoughts in the next few days.

6 comments:

  1. I like how the color piece suggests both the teasels and the landscape. Looking forward to seeing your new ideas-Julie

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    1. Great you see it that way - as that was my intention. I want to do some printing when I next have time to integrate more images into the back ground before I stitch.... more playing, no doubt ...!

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  2. Would love to see the printing integration when you get to it!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I will post - providing the results are fit for public viewing!

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  3. Gorgeous work. So fabulous to see the development of your theme. And I love the starkness of the black stitching against the cream fabric. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks for visiting - always good to hear from you!
      ... and especially thanks for the comment about the black stitching. I wasn't sure - thought it was a bit too stark - but it was good to try out the idea and I hope to use it again once I've printed.

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