Saturday, May 05, 2007

TAST - woven wheels.................

I've turned last week's textile vessel running stitch sample inside out and started to cover the higher back part that shows when you look at it straight on with this week's Take a Stitch Tuesday, woven wheel and variations thereof:

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I've mostly used dyed crochet cotton and woven on wheels and in lines. I'm adding beads for a 'crustier' look.
Here's a close-up.

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19 comments:

Conni said...

Oh my, absolutely gorgeous stitching and colors!

sharonb said...

I love what you are doing here - its really great- love the idea of the texture on the inside like a life growing

Dy said...

I thought the outside of this vessel was pretty darn special, but the inside is absolutely sensational! Love it!

Micki said...

Oh my, this is really awesome!

corina said...

This piece gets better and better:)

Purple Missus said...

What a wonderful idea. This is beautiful. Your work is getting better and better.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you made this textile vessel and now to see it filling up on the inside is a great treat--especially in the high detail photo. Great work!

Ulrike E. said...

this is very beautyful!!!!

Emmy said...

it is so very lovely I love what you do

Jo in NZ said...

Kay, what can I say that hasn't been said? There are very few things I see online and think "I HAVE to have that" and all, bar one, are your work. This is an amazing piece and you are an amazing artist.

neki desu said...

this keeps getting better and better can't wait to see what's next!

neki desu

teodo said...

Amazing!!!!
ciao ciao

Dianne said...

How wonderful is this vessel now!! The stitching to the inside is such a special touch - fantastic!!!

Isabelle said...

That is amazing... A true work of art.

Waltraud said...

What a wonderful piece, great!

Sara said...

this piece is wonderful! i'm working with something similar at the moment and i find this vessel really great!

Snowrose said...

Your vessel is absolutely stunning! I've never seen anything like it. Where can I learn about making something like this please?
I would also like to ask you where you got the beads that are shown inside the vessel please?
I am considering purchasing Procion (sp?) dye so that I can start dyeing my own thread and of course cloth to get my start with things like you do. If you have constructive feedback about which dyes to use, I'm all for it! Your work speaks volumes! It's fabulous! I wouldn't be surprised if you end up having your work in galleries real soon... magazines, etc... Smile... I'll put your link on my blog.

dawnkristine said...

That is one gorgeous piece...I love it, and you inspire me!

kay susan said...

Thank you everyone for the nice comments. Snowrose, I made it up entirely, so I can't help you with learning to make them! The beads were in a necklace I bought from a charity/op/thrift shop. I often look there for old and unusual beads. I take the strings out and wash and dry them. I just used silk paint for these bits of fabric and threads - I'm not much of an expert on dyeing I'm afraid, but there are loads out there. If you 'Google' fabric dyeing tutorial you should find all the info you need.