Translate

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Stitching Sketches







It's been a week of rain here which has meant that my plans for taking the children to the park and me sketching didn't happen.

I have had that nagging feeling that I should have been doing jobs around the house, but I didn't seem to get anything done.
My stitching mess is over flowing and the house is a tip, well the children have been stuck in a lot due to the poor weather!
Here is a sketch I did last week when the sun came out for a few minutes!
I decided I wanted to work on a few larger stitched pieces.
The first, my stitching echoing as much as possible the sketches I made of the over grown path.
The other, working from a painting in my sketch book of my holiday last year in France.
I have used many different types of thread, building layers over layers of machine embroidery.
Once I have completed the machine stitching I will then start adding hand stitches.
I think I have still quite a lot of hand stitching to do on this one.
Bye for now.x








16 comments:

Jeane said...

Kayla your work absolutely fascinates me :)

Fioleta said...

I'm sure you could create something beautiful even out of all the rainy gloomy scenes.

Being stuck at home isn't much fun, hope the weather will improve before school holidays are over.

westcountrybuddha said...

Hasn't the weather been the absolute pits? Truly awful, but my cold has gone at last. I'm looking forward to doing some sketching if you're up for a visit to the trees in the park sometime?

Threadspider said...

The good thing about rain is it keeps you indoors to stitch.But less fun for kids, unless they stitch too!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful work M, you are stitching more and more gorgeous details with each piece

I also wanted to say I'm sorry I haven't visited much recently due to various things taking me away from blogging and flickr. Hopefully, it will quieten down soon!

Hope you are enjoying the summer

Carolyn x

Lynn said...

Lovely work as always.

silverpebble said...

The colours are subtle yet vibrant. How did you do that? Very clever.

AeFondKis said...

Kayla coo how you apply layer upon layer is so clever! It's so rich and textural.
Linda x

karen said...

there is a real painterly quality to these pieces, I envy your patience with the sewing machine.

Ro Bruhn said...

What beautiful work, I love all the stitching, it gives your pieces a whole new depth.

laughingyaffle said...

Oh I love your work! You've inspired me to drop the feed dogs and get embroidering again with my old Jones machine...(with hilarious consequences!). Your sketching and embroidery are beautiful. Lovely blog xxx

Robin Olsen said...

Gorgeous--dreamy composition and colors!

mimilove forever said...

Breathtaking missus! x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such beautiful work!! Well Done!

Heather said...

Your work is so uplifting. Your sketches are beautifully free and flowing and the embroideries seem to flow out of them. You hardly need a sketchbook - just take the sewing machine out with you!!

Threadhead said...

Your work is absolutely wonderful!