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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Textile Landscape




I'm making slow progress on the stitching, my sewing machine is being serviced this week, not before time, its been in constant use and needs a bit of love and care.
So I am adding hand embroidery to my picture which I really enjoy, very relaxing and I can multi task, watching a good film.
On Sunday I was watching Pride And Prejudice for about the sixth time, I love the rain scene!

I always seem to connect more to the piece when I start the hand stitching, it gives a rhythm to my composition.
The picture above shows it displayed, balanced on my bookcase, I'm not sure yet how I will display this larger piece, any suggestions welcome and also any more good films to stitch to!

23 comments:

Textile Art Showcase said...

Wow - what a fantastic piece - It really is lovely.
Like you I ma big fan of P & P. I have a very old copy of the book (had it since I was a college - a very lont time ago) and I still get it out almost every year and re-read it. My boys groan if they walk in see me watching my old videos of P&P and I just ignore them and continue to wallow in it!!!

karen said...

amazingly beautiful piece Michala, films, maybe not to your taste but here goes, Pulp Fiction, Leon, Lady Sings the Blues (never fails to make me cry), Saturday Night Fever... a varied choice.

The Weaver of Grass said...

This is taking shape beautifully. Isn't the Knitting and Stitching show inspirational? I shall be going to the one in Harrogate in a fortnight - I always come away raring to go.

Gina said...

I love the large scale of this piece. It gives it real impact!

mimilove forever said...

I didn't thinki t was poss but your work just gets better and better - just beauiful, so rich (as will you be if you keep it up at this rate!)
x:)

Alex Mason said...

Its looking fantastic! At the moment I am sewing whilst watching Twilight :-) I love the rain scene in pride and prejudice too x x

Melody said...

It looks absolutely beautiful. How big is it?

Lynn said...

I think your work just keeps getting better and better.

Gunnels blog said...

This work is great !!!!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Michala, your landscape is coming along beautifully. I think the hand embroidery would add a great new dimension to the piece. I am still waiting patiencely for the Stitch Mag with your art on the cover but it is difficult. LOL Hugs Judy

The Garden Bell said...

Amazing... That's it just amazing.

Love every little detail about this. And all to p and p... even better

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Beautiful intriguing piece of work! -Jayne

TIFLIN ART & TEXTILES said...

beautiful piece of work the size makes a real impact. I listen to Cd's... all my oldies, put my earphones on and go into a world of my own.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

An amazing piece of work, it's beautiful. Much bigger than the pieces you usually stitch. It's a WOW!

acornmoon said...

This is a masterpiece, absolutely lovely. Jaw-droppingly so!

ruthie said...

This piece is looking gorgeous already, cant wait to see what it looks like completed. Your work is so beautiful, i especially like your trees. i would love to feature you on my faerietale of inspiration blog, would that be ok? *ruthie *

The Devil Makes Work said...

That is amazing. Fantastic. I love the flow of it. It looks like a pastel drawing. Gorgeous.

Julia said...

Amazing!! I am blown away by the detail, its totally superb well done you!!

shellysquilts said...

Simply stunning! You rock!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What a beautiful atmospheric scene.

I can't imagine stitching while watching a film, I would make mistakes through being distracted! But some music like Vivaldi would be inspirational.

Jacky said...

Wow Kayla, this piece is huge! Looking fantastic too...I love your trees.

Jacky xox

Jackie said...

Thats gorgeous..its great to see it in context and to get a sense of scale.

Aussie Jo said...

This is a lovely piece.
I love the movement you have with the stitching, very Van Gogh sky there.
Would look good sandwiched in clear perspex.