Monday, 29 September 2008

Monday's Embroidery Pictures

Fabric applique and machine stitch.
Lovely threads

Using various stitches to create textures

Adding shells

I have shared some of these pictures on flickr.
Here are a few more.
This work was inspired by looking at the surface of shells, when you study them, draw them, feel them.
I wanted to show the texture and all the subtle variations of colour.
I then decided to incorporate some of the shells into the fabric, binding them with threads.

I was also working on a few brooches at the weekend, adding different fabrics onto the wool and machine stitching.
Thank you to anyone who has time to read this blog and hope you have a good week.


Kitty said...

Those are stunning pictures. Or rather pictures of stunning work. I admire your talent.


Gina said...

Your work looks beautiful as always. Lovely textures.

'fancypicnic' said...

Oh, I'm speechless! I've loved your flickr pics lately - they're so beautiful of such beautiful work! Your fabric brooch looks gorgeous!!

acornmoon said...

I am intrigued by your use of fabric and thread, so beautiful!

Gunnels blog said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Your work is very beautiful, very carefully embroidered. do you draw your designs (as in the wonderful angel below) first and then embroider over it or are a lot of these just freely done? Lovely lovely work.

Kayla coo said...

Thank you, so glad you like the pictures.
Lynn I tend to jump right in and work free hand, the work just sort of happens as I go along.

Carol said...

Oh Kayla, how lovely to meet you! I wish I had someone with your flair to help my GCSE kids. Love what your making really beautiful, you on my reader for sure!

Jackie said...

Wow the pictures on your blog are so compulsive..makes me want to go off and start handstitching. Really lovely work.

corryna said...

This is the first time I visit your blog, but it will not be the last. I really like the way you work, the textures and the colours.

Melissa said...

oh my goodness. gorgeous, gorgeous stuff.

Clothmatters said...

Your work is extraordinary! I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog.

acornmoon said...

Just a little note to say that the fabric brooch that I recently purchased from your Etsy shop is even nicer in real life than it looks on your blog. You have obviously put a great deal of care and skill into making it. Thanks again.

Tricks said...

Hi there, Thanks for the good wishes for my grand daughter, they are much appreciated. I'm glad I dropped by here, I have been mesmerised by your wonderful stitches. Are these ATC size by any chance? Do you ever do swaps? I would love to make a swap with you if and when you have the time. Thanks again Tricia

barbara burkard said...

beautiful!!! found you thru a link on fabric meditation! love your work!


Kayla coo said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments.
Tricia it would be lovely to swap sometime, I have never done that for my art work.
I will start making a few.x

Art4Sol said...

Hi Kayla
Love your flower brooches...what am inspiration you are!