Monday, September 19, 2011

Inspired by Ottoman Art

I saw an item featuring pieces of Ottoman art and it reminded me of an article I had seen in this book:

I've had this book for a good ten years and it's still a favourite.
The article I remembered was by Virginia Churchill Bath. The author looked at various pieces of Ottoman art and interpreted them in contemporary embroidery using different techniques.

I decided this would be a good project for me right now. I'm not fit enough yet to spend long hours in the workshop, but I can easily sit and stitch quietly in the conservatory! I got out my Grammar of Ornament and selected this motif to start with.

I simplified it like this:

Next, I need to decide how to interpret it.

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