Friday, February 11, 2011

DIMEMSIONAL EMBROIDERY

I'm taking an on-line embroidery class ---hoping to figure out how to make lampshades out of my epoxied prints.  Thread in cloth is easier than thong in epoxy eh?
But I've discovered I like embroidery in it's own right. I'm making dimensional flowers, as well as the flying variety we call butterflies. 



 

Here's my piece I call La Printemps  (the dratted French insist spring is male... I don't buy it, so mine is La Printemps instead of Le Printemps which is 'correct'.

It flows from my host plants and butterfly series because the butterfly is a Mourning Cloak.  The tree is our magnolia.  Mourning Cloaks winter over as adults here in Minnesota and come out of hibernation about the time the magnolia blooms,  I cheated a bit and included the forsythia who blooms a bit earlier.  Here's some detail:


More beads and stitches...it's hard to be done with one of these!

1 comment:

  1. This looks SOOOOOO COOL! Glad to see your creations. I hope i will get to see some of your embroidery work at the art shows this spring.

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