Thursday, 17 January 2008

Take it Further - January

This is my finished piece for Sharon's Take it Further challenge. Sharon challenged us to either use a theme or a colour scheme and I chose the colours. I sprayed a piece of cream fabric and some stitching canvas with Adirondack Colour Wash in Eggplant. It's not colourfast but is fine for a piece like this. I wrapped a couple of chenille pipe cleaners with fancy threads and stitched some Norwich stitches on the canvas. This is one of my favourite canvaswork stitches because it's such a lovely texture and makes a real focal point. The light green stuff that looks a bit like a feather is hand dyed silk carrier waste that I bought from Stef Francis (see previous post). I stitched it down with fly stitch and some beads and then rolled 2 very small pieces up and secured them with a ring of beads. The backing fabric is stapled to a small artist's canvas with the canvas strip stapled over the top. I like doing pieces like this and am pleased with the result.


20 comments:

Doreen G said...

Lynne this is so beautiful--I love the way that you have mounted it.
I can see why Norwich stitch is your favourite I must try it.

paulahewitt said...

This is lovely.great work.

MargB said...

A great piece - I think your design is great and the stitching beautiful. thankyou for heading me to Norwich Stitch

Trish and Bonita said...

I really love this piece. I would love to learn how to do things like this. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.

Tanguera said...

Ooh, how lovely!

Debbi Baker said...

Lynne - this is really pretty - I love the way you have used the colours and introduced so much texture into your piece. It is very peaceful and balanced to my eye!

Angelcat said...

Your finished piece is lovely, your design is wonderful

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Your TIF is beautiful, good job!

MargaretR said...

This is a lovely piece Lynne and the colours are beautifully blended. Those colours were very challenging. I haven't done my challenge yet.

MaryjoO said...

the composition, colors and stitching are wonderful! thanks for sharing. MaryjoO

monique said...

It's a beautiful composition.

neki desu said...

What a lovely piece of work!!
All the different elements come together very smartly.And you've finished this month's challenge too. Congratulations!

neki desu

jacqui said...

Simply but effective. I love it.

Linda said...

I love the balance in this - it feels really calm.

Like the name of your blog too - it suits me down to the ground!!

Glorious Hats said...

lovely

Pat said...

What a great interpretation of the colour theme.

Helen Suzanne said...

this is a lovely use of stitches with in the colour scheme.

Megan said...

Hi mum I am at collage and i am reading your blog I think its funky and amy thinks your weaving is cool. I really love this piece u did I like its blend of colours and it shows off your skills.
Love you Loads
Love
Megs

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

lee said...

Very elegant, refined - I like it a lot!