Monday, November 07, 2011

This piece was ambitious, stitching a portrait, free style, on a 15x16-inch vintage napkin. I went at it slowly, adding to it whenever something came to mind. A package of vintage goodies arrived from Montreal, and a piece of lace from that parcel was the finishing touch. I'm not sure I would make a habit of this. It was arduous, which I don't mind, but I wasn't thrilled with the result. Still, that's how I find out what I want and don't want: I try it.



Arduous is what I would definitely call these fabric baubles. Hours of patience were needed just to turn the strips inside out, then to create the "beads", just for starters -- but I was thrilled with the results, so I will be making more.







Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:42 PM

    that portrait is just simply stunning! Maybe you could even personalize them from, say, a client's picture?!!

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  2. I love the way these two pieces have turned out, and they photographed perfectly. To work on such a large piece is a real triumph - and it shows!

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  3. One word : beautiful!

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  4. I think the portrait is fantastic!

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  5. Your red lady of swirl makes me swoon...

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  6. Your stitching portrait is so beautiful and delicate. Well done!

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  7. Beautiful; I love the face, stunning! The bundles hold wonderful charm~ xo

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  8. Wonderful Colette. So you with your red signature thread color!

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