Monday, September 22, 2014

Free motion stitiching on painted canvas

I'm going through a bit of a low phase energy wise lately and pushed myself to head for the sewing studio after lunch today. I wanted something fun and non demanding. My pieces of painted canvas which I did 2 book marks last week from were perfect. This one I've left in one piece as it might be later used for a small pouch.
I started with the black loosely going around some white flowers for pop. Then I switched to a metallic bronze for the circles. It's just plain fun--almost like gestural drawing. The pink is Wonderfil Accent, a heavier weight shiny polyester that's great for show. It's fun to see the flowers emerge as you add the stitching.
The piece above is a detail of a section I cut off to make 2 more bookmarks.
I passed a couple of hours absorbed in stitching once I got started. Now I'm off for a tea break and a rest before dinner.


Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Really liking the stitched details. It makes the flowers emerge.

Mereknits said...

Sorry you are not feeling tip top, love what you made you are so talented.

What Comes Next? said...

I love the looseness of it - so very pretty!