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Friday, 19 February 2010

Still Life Stitching











Yesterday we had snow, it started about 1.00pm and fell steadily into the early hours of the morning.

Today, at least, we have had sunshine which has meant a beautiful bright light as the sun reflects on the snow.
I have been lucky to receive another Sunshine award from http://wychbury.blogspot.com/.
Thanks Paula.x

I have been playing with my fabrics and threads for my miniature still life pictures.
Here is a still life in my sketch book , I may use this for a larger stitched textile piece.

For sometime I have considered how I could make my landscapes integrate with my still life sketches, so now my land is the table cloth, my vase the trunk of my tree and the flowers become my leaves and branches.

I try and imagine that I'm walking in this landscape, as if I'm a character from 'The borrowers' by Mary Norton. This would be so much fun, although not if I got lost in my thread pile!




19 comments:

Feltmaker said...

These are really nice - esp the third one down :D

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

ooh, I like the first one especially, and how it looks like a road behind the vase.

Lynn said...

I love the pink one with the bit of lace...so pretty.

Kaye Turner said...

Amazing. Beautiful work. I love the idea of being tiny!

Textile Art Showcase said...

Your work is always a delight to look at Michala. A diversion from your usual theme but just as interesting.

Cotton Picker said...

They are all lovely.

Cerejeira said...

The paint is beautiful!!!

margaret said...

Such gorgeous little worlds!

Simone said...

It's my first time on your blog and it is just VERY amazing what you do. I've never seen something like that, your work is simply beautiful! And how can you do that with your machine? Or do you stich some parts by hand? And the felt. Do you prepare the felted picture on your own aswell? It's breathtaking. Even your sketches are peaces of art in their onw way.
I will certainly come back to visit your blog.
Simone

mojca - mka said...

your blog inspires me, again and again. wonderful!

Jackie said...

Lovely. I drove to York on Thursday and saw stubble fields that made me think of you.

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Unbelievably they are even better in real life!! I like your cyclamen especially the fully open bloom at the top right side...beautifully done.

Heloise said...

These are all lovely. I like the movement you create in each one.

mimilove forever said...

Loving your new subjects! x:)

Alexandra Mason said...

I love your still life stitching...they are beautiful xx

Jasmine said...

I love your emroidery on felt. I have recently started embroidering beads onto the edges of nuno felt. It feels so relaxing.

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

WOW just WOW

Amelia said...

hi there,

thanks for visiting! Yes, I love work that makes one have to look hard to see what's going on and the women and stitches can become blended in.

I love your work especially small exquisite stitchwork done by hand - always sings to me!

Amelia.x

Claire said...

Love your new work, your landscapes translate very well into miniature still lifes.

Love the colours you used.

Will you make some brooches using this design?