Here is my painted, stamped and machine stitched piece transformed into a journal cover. I am starting to get the knack of the contruction of these covers thanks to lots of good instructions on the internet.
Some of the mini landscapes will be mounted on matboard and framed, a couple will be framed in a double frame, and the rest will probably end up as postcards. I still have a few sitting by my machine ready to stitch. The more linear ones are simply straight stitch and zigzag with variations on the size of the stitches. The more hilly or bushy ones have some free motion stitching on them.
I want to mention our guest at last night's Out of the Box meeting. Her name is Judi Miller and she does wonderful detailed free motion work starting with her own photos Judi Miller Textile Artist
Take a look. Her work is meticulous.
Here's something to put a smile on your face.... My leaf filled birdbath didn't deter this fellow. First he drank, then he dove right in. I took these through my kitchen window. Most of the photos were just a blur of action but here are a few clearer shots.
|I think I need a bath|
|It's a little chilly|
|Time for face washing|
|Ahh. That feels better|
Take a look at some great Canadian Fibre Artists.