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Friday, August 21, 2009

The "Art" of Free-Form Embroidery


Yeah, I know, this is not painting. I'm bending the rules a little bit. I planned it that way - I called my blog an "art" blog, not a "painting" blog. This morning I met my stitching friends at the stitching shop for our weekly stitch and bitch (well, that IS what they call it!). Since I've been painting so much, I haven't been to stitching like I used to. This project I have pictured here (sorry, it is hard to photo satin material) is going to be a fancy handbag. I must have started it a year ago! It is completely free-form (I just make it up as I go) and used entirely with left-over beads and threads and ribbons from YEARS of doing whatever craft had left-overs. It is kinda wild and busy looking, but, hey! At least I'm making use of the stuff that has been in my closet forever.


Now, back to my wine and grapes painting....

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Creative, clever and awesome!!!!!

Ray said...

The painting and the stitching are beautiful! I am excited to see both finished. Vicki Johnson

Carolyn said...

Thanks! Well, one of them is finished now. I'll be sure to post the stitching when it is done.