"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Tuesday 3 February 2015

pumpkins and bodkins

down on the pumpkin patch
the pumpkins grow amongst the woolly ploughed furrows
on a bed of hand dyed silk with metallic stitched boundaries

 the machine stitching is enhanced with gold paint and gilding flakes

the beads on wire are couched down on the pumpkins fabric
and knots are stitched with "thread" torn from a chiffon scarf

I ripped the chiffon into "ribbons" to sew with
but I needed a bodkin with a large eye to get the chiffon thread through

sewing knots with chiffon

just a few ideas ... ahead of the tutorial on Saturday
please pop by if you would like to have a go at this very simple project

tomorrow ... landscape lines (with a message)


Carol Rigby said...

Another lovely piece Carolyn. I love the idea of the knots of chiffon.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors. xox

TwinkleToes2day said...

So much incredible interest and the textures are crying out for fingers to stroke them. Very cool piece! :o) xx

massofhair said...

Oh my how glorious is your project, you just want to reach in and stroke the different areas especially the chiffon knots! :-) xxx

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Beautiful, as always!

chrissie said...

Stunning piece yet again with such wonderful textures

Love Chrissie

Lynn Holland said...

I think this is my favourite. Oh crikey I sound like Bruce Forsyth on Strictly.
Can't wait to see the finished pieces.
Lynn xxx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love the effect of the chiffon stitches...it's given me an idea to try using it with silk ribbon stitches. Hmmm....