Saturday, 13 September 2008

Fabric, Dye, Bead and Stitch 1

One of my favourite City & Guilds pieces was a complete accident in terms of planning. I had randomly dyed a piece of cotton fabric previously at an evening class. The theme is used was flowers and it was to conclude a module on using creative stitches. I also used a piece of very roughly made felt. Thankfully I am better at felting now but in 2002 I did not really know what I was doing!
Take a look.....what do you think?

You are probably wondering what the accident was. Well the top square panel is in fact the back. The tension on the bobbin must have been wrong but it gave a lovely stitch that looked a little like an over sized button hole stitch. So I carried on and turned it over as the front!


This is a close up of the stitching and if you click on it you will be able to get even closer. This week I have neatened the edges and stretched it over a small canvas so that it can be hung up rather than being stuck in a box. I have some other pieces which need the same attention.

More tomorrow.Enjoy the evening. I'm off to stitch and watch a DVD. This one...

XX

9 comments:

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I THINK ITS WONDERFUL AND I SO LOVE THE BRIGHT COLORS!
YOU ARE SO TALENTED!
I`M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOUR OTHER PROJECTS!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

inkberryblue said...

I think it's beautiful...and I can imagine that it looks really effective now that it's been stretched over a canvas. I love your embroidery. =]

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I love it when accidents make you stop and think.
Have you seen this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHma1d2kedo
Don't you wish you could freehand-sew like that?!?!

Nan said...

ohhh... ahhh... Some of my favorite things are "accidents" because they are more original.

JuliaB said...

Oooh I think it is lovely! Very colourfull.

Hope you enjoyed the film.
x

Country Bliss said...

That is really beautiful!
Yvonne

Primrose Corner said...

Wow! These strike a chord. Really bears out what they say about sometimes accidents yeild exciting results..... They're lovely!
Jx

Alison Boon said...

What a great thing to happen. Just goes to show what inspiration there can be in our so called mistakes. I guess it was a learning opportunity for you.

momof2gr8kids said...

You are confusing me. I am pugyoga and your swap partner. I have two diffrent emails.. I have almost finished your swap thing.. and going to get the rest to stick in a package for you. :) yes sign me up for your christmas swap.. I am pugyoga, I am !!

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