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

Thursday 5 February 2015

the sunflower allotment

along with the emerald allotment ... I think the sunflower allotment is probably my favourite

and what I like about this project and each of these little allotment pieces
is that you can turn them around and they still look "right" (if you know what I mean)

there is so much joy in selecting fabrics, threads and paints to use
I honestly think there is no greater pleasure ...

I've selected distressed papers, melted fabrics, bits of chiffon and metallic sheers
there is some machine stitching (nothing fancy) and some french knots which I love to stitch
the threads I chose were shades of sunflower

there is shimmering light from the chiffons and burnished gilding flakes

layers on layers equal interesting texture

every French knot is worth the time invested ...

the sunflower allotment is my sixth and final piece in this little series
but I enjoyed stitching these so I am sure I will make more in the months ahead and
they will feature in The Crow Show at The Arts Club from 31st October - 15th November 2015
tomorrow ... I will list the materials | requirements for the tutorial
Saturday ... the tutorial


Julie said...

I'm only sad I won't be able to see the exhibition :-( Beautiful and you're right, they work in every orientation. xx

A bird in the hand said...

I think I may faint from the gorgeousness of this piece...... xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Oh my goodness, THIS is definitely my favourite. My heart skipped a beat when I saw it. Absolutely gorgeous Carolyn! Totally. LOVE it! ((hugs)) xox

Lynn Holland said...

One never grows tired of looking at the simple but effective french knot.
Lynn xxx

Stitch the Art said...

I love your work Carolyn!It always inspires and is so evocative.I have been reading your posts for a while and thought it was time that I gave some feedback :-) Thank you for your wonderful work and super blog!

https://tastytextiles.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful! I particularly like the effect of the petals/ leaves down the side

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Well embroidery is my first love...............How inspiring can you be ! I feel like you have wafted a beautiful breeze into my mind and I am now buzzing with ideas Haha..........What can I say....Thank you Carolyn xx