Monday, April 1, 2013
As one final small framed piece, I started stitching tree shapes on one of my favourite background fabrics. I love this fabric with its blues, violets and orangy tones and used it in another autumn tree piece as a background a couple of years ago. Sadly I am running out.... It is a commercial fabric but I don't remember where I purchased it and don't have any identifying marks on it so I probably can't get any more (if anyone recognizes it, please tell me who makes it). I am reduced to using it for very small landscapes. When I finished embroidering the trees I really liked the effect so I have added a mat and will frame it. I'd love to do a larger piece on this theme but I guess I'll need to paint my own background.
For my evening's entertainment recently, I have picked up an embroidered piece that I started two years ago. It is a kind of doodle/zentangle of a raccoon and her four babies in a tree - inspired by a photo I took in my backyard. It's stitched mostly in black on white with a little green watercolour paint and threads. I put it aside for awhile but now I am slowly stitching my way through it. I'll post it soon....once I decide what to do with the finished piece. I am also finishing my Ode to Newfoundland that I started last year.....
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