Thursday, January 04, 2007

Joggling Along - Lesson 6

At last, I have started the final lesson for Creating a Personal Library of Stitches.

The inspiration was:

Left, a quick sketch of summer Hogweed - and Right, a painting of cow parsley from a book.

First, simplified and interpreted in contemporary blackwork.

For the background, a piece of silk 'bubble printed' in ink, then covered in a piece of transparent lightly coloured space dyed silk to soften the effect.

Pulled stitches on scrim using stranded cotton and crochet cotton, being applied to the background. The areas around the stitching will be cut away.

I had intended to make this very encrusted and textured, but after I had done the pulled stitches I liked the lacy effect so I may not. It depends on how it looks after I have cut away the surplus scrim.

I just have to finish this, then its onwards and upwards to Take a Stitch Tuesday!

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Conni said...

This is going to be gorgeous! I love the dimensional blossoms and how they face different directions.

StegArt said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. These flowers are lovely with their lacey look. I'm anxious to see how you finish your project.

elizabethdee said...

This is exquisite. I'd been wondering what you were going to do with this particular lesson, and it is very exciting to see the various stages of your work as you have documented them. Thank you for taking the trouble to share so much of your creative process.