I worked on this for several more hours. Then I took this picture, with no flash. It is truer color than the others, and there is less bounce back from the shiny stuff. What do you think, better?
The work so far, wool yarn and cotton thread, some hand dyed.
I have a new book for inspiration , Free Form Embroidery by Judith Baker Montano. So I started a new piece. It is raw edge appliqué, hand embroidery with thread, floss, cotton and wool. It’s a landscape, and I’m having fun doodling with my needle as I go, a good project to off the new year.
I forgot to post these, I’ve been so busy stitching them. These will be pillows, 12-14″, for sale at the TwoTwelve Arts Center holiday sale.
This is the newest Fairy Tale embroidery. It was my sons’ favorite story when he was young, and his Grandma recited it for him many times. I’ll make this into a pillow after I quilt it.
Twotwelve artists toured the studio of Marge Mills last Friday. The lucky group were given a lesson of the process of cleaning, dyeing, picking and milling wool into roving. Marge showed us each step, and told us a bit of her wide-ranging knowledge about wool. She even grows the sheep, and that’s about as far back as you can go into the process of knitting or felting. It was a very enjoyable session. We were steeped in color and texture. Here are a couple pictures.
This is the locker hook project I showed you. It was going to be a journal cover, until I realized how thick it is. I’m going to use it on my lap while using the laptop computer, to keep me cool.
I am trying to not do anything. So I made these two scarves, one for my sister. Numbers 354, 355
A scarf, made for Genevieve, the Summer Princess.
A new scarf. I will keep this one. It’s short, not too bulky, and has no extra doodles. I like to be streamlined. 347