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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Spring Snow


It's been lovely to have your comments in the last post, thank you.
I have been busy working on this embroidery over the last few days.
You can see I have enjoyed playing with the patterns in this landscape.
I have propped it up against the sewing machine so you can get an idea of size.
I do love artist's who use pattern in their work.
One artist that I admire, among many, is John Piper
John Piper designed the Baptistery Window at Coventry Cathedral, a representation of the holy spirit.
If you have time, do look at his gallery of work, he was a man of many talents.


17 comments:

karen said...

Hi!! thanks so much for the comments you have left recently! I have been a bit of a terible cyber friend.....sorry. Time seems to go so fast, no blog visiting, not much stitching! maybe one day soon I will get the balance right. it's so hard though isn't it?
I hope you are well and in a nice way I am glad you are exhausted too, I AM NOT ALONE!!!!Phew!!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous colours. Really great atmosphere.

Lynn said...

I love the mystical mood of your little trees...this snow scene has such depth to it too...nice design...balance...colors...
Is there any felting in the top or did you just drag some fibers over the top and top sew them down? Wondering?

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

A beautiful piece. I love the way you have achieved a snow scene with stitching. It shows much depth, as all your pieces do. Remarkable and inspiring : )

Melody said...

Great piece. I've been following your blog for quite some time and love your work. I too, am an artist who works in wools,silks and threads. You've been the only other I have found on the web. Thanks for sharing!

Hens Teeth said...

Exquisite detail M.

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

I love the straightish lines in this; they lead you all around the picture. Very beautiful

RHONDA said...

Mmmm...gorgeous! I love the colours and the design of this piece.
Thanks for the link to John Piper, too. I hadn't come across him before and it's great to be led in another direction(isn't that the very best thing about reading blogs??) His "Death in Venice" pieces are very inspiring.

Alex Mason said...

Beautifull embroidery! Hope everything is going well. xx

Gunnels blog said...

Very beautiful !!

edward and lilly said...

Once again I am in love, this piece is extraordinary!

Victoria said...

I love all the detail in such a small piece. Pulls you right in and keeps you there. Beautiful work!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

This latest piece and the art brooch in your last post are my favourites so far, I think. I really love the colours you choose and your landscapes look so realistic. Hope you have a really happy creative weekend. Best wishes, Carolyn xx

lou said...

Do you ever have a bad day :0) all of your work is so beautiful, I love it!
Love Lou xxx

Melissa said...

wow- what an amazing piece of work you've made! i love the grey and pink colours. you are an amazing stitcher!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am a great fan of John Piper, particularly his churches. I love your textile work.

Morna said...

Beautiful!