Friday, April 22, 2011

We have a finish!

No, not my granddaughter's Tallis bag...that should be finished tonight, and a picture posted tomorrow.

This is the piece from a fantastic class I took with Susan Goodman at the Metropolitan Region, EGA Seminar. It is entitled "Sampling the Seashore", and is stitching done on a piece of Congress Cloth on which a photo has been transferred.

The lower portion, the sandy beach, is stitched with "sampler" stitches, and the ocean, and jetty are stitched with embroidery stitches. The sky is an adaptation of Alicia's Lace. Since the stitching is done over the photograph, most of the threads are a single strand, to allow the photo to show through.

In addition to the actual stitching, we also learned how to apply our own photos, and how to add some painting to the photos (that's another piece I have not started on yet -- perhaps in the near future. We also learned how to form some collages from painted wonderunder and netting and chiffon, all applied to a photo-transferred piece of fabric/canvas.

What is REALLY amazing is that the Seminar was only two weeks ago, and not only is the piece stitched, it is framed and hanging in my living room.

All in all it was a WONDERFUL weekend Seminar!

Until tomorrow well.


1 comment:

stitchesnscraps said...

Wow! That is breath-taking! I did not know such a thing was possible! And so quickly finished! Lovely! Happy dancing for you!