Tuesday, June 21, 2011

something to blog about

 
Finally! Life has been a crazy whirl wind of activity (end of school year activity, birthday party activity, packing for camp activity, finishing touches activity), so it feels good to have a completed artwork to share. If you have the latest copy of In Stitches emag, you know how this piece started. I shared some early/mid stages of stitching in progress.

There is quite a bit of personal "stuff" attached to this work. The linen cloth belonged to my grandmother, I painted it with neo-color crayons while in Russia last summer and ripped it to pieces. This spring I put it back together with the help of painted dryer sheets, silk organza, some free-hand machine embroidery and a lot of hand-stitching, a lot. Old linen is such a joy to hand stitch...
Crimson Little Flower 8 / Аленький Цветочек 8

5 comments:

upstateLisa said...

gorgeous!

rossichka said...

Well, I only guess about the difficulties , patience and time this fabric piece of art reqired! The process seems complicated to me, but the result is wonderful! Your grandmother's linen bloomed for a new life!:)

Janelle said...

This is just beautiful. I love it. I'm glad that you found a use for the linen. I love to use linen for sewing projects, it sews so nicely.

Kristin L said...

Love the stitching on the flower center! I can't wait to see your work in person next month!!!! You'll forgive me if I fondle it, right?

Vivien Zepf said...

This is wonderful, Natalya! Thanks for showing such beautiful detail pictures.