Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lots of stitching goin' on

More progress on my Sumptuous Surfaces homework. I wish my homework in school had been this interesting!!
Week 3 - far hills
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Lots of french knots and bullion knots in #5 perle cotton, and wooden beads have been added. I especially like the little donut beads covered in silk floss. They came out so cute! I'm sure they and others like them will be showing up in alot of my stitching from now on... they would make great flower centers, bubbles, and moons, etc. I had planned to cover the far hills completely in heavy embroidery but thought better of that plan and just began filling in the remainder with straight stitches. I think the contrast between the smooth and rough adds to the design.

Tonight I'll finish up the far hills and start on the closer ones. I have noticed that the road seems to be disappearing amongst the heavier stitching, so I may have to revisit it and beef it up a bit. We'll see what happens as more stitching is added.

There is lots of beautiful work coming out of this class. If you are interested in some of the other pieces being done, please visit the Flickr group that Sharon established for the class. Lots of yummy eyecandy! Enjoy!


JoWynn Johns said...

Love it, Marti. The donut beads are great. You'll see I did something similar, but lacking the beads, I made a circle of #3 perle cotton and overcast that with silk floss. Where did you find the donut beads?


Rian said...

I like those donut beads too. This is coming along nicely!

dee said...

this is really stunning work Marti. I'm so enjoying watching it come together.

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is definitely getting sumptuous...and it reminds me of Arizona, too!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi - It's been a while since I lurked through your blog (you know how it is - time flies), but what a lovely sumptuous surface you're creating. I wish I had the time/energy/inclination to create something embroidered. Sadly I don't, but it doesn't stop me enjoying everyone else's!!!

I have a spare 10 minutes now, so I'm going to go back a bit further!