Sunday, June 6, 2010

Perfectly Imperfect

I've been working a bit on my piece of embroidered, woven cloth. A few people have commented that they'll be interested to see how it develops, and so will I. I decided not to use Perle cotton thread on this piece - just regular DMC embroidery thread. First I basted the whole piece to another piece of cotton fabric. Then I started straight stitching over some of the plain areas. This was addictive and great to see the texture it gives to the cloth. I made a rule that there will be no rules - a giant step for me. So, irregular stitches are OK, things can even be crooked or lopsided. Anything goes!
I later found some variegated embroidery thread in my stash that has all the colors I'm using in the piece, so that became a spiral of stitches, and will be used in other places as well.

This is definitely fun and meditative and I'm working on a couple of other projects as well! Right now I'm off to paint some fabric for Tuscan landscapes!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


jude said...

that is one of my favorite all time dmc colors....

Libby Fife said...

Boy, that texture is really a big draw. I can see why that would be really appealing to work on. Plus, those colors are really soothing.

Alright, you are going to have to show those painted landscape fabrics:):):)