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Sunday, 27 June 2010

More Stitching

I have been stitching this week on a new larger textile piece.
Again, I have referred to my sketch book as my starting point, where I recorded how the light and shadows played between the olive trees in Cimiez, Nice.
I felt in awe of the landscapes magical beauty, as the light streamed in, reminding me of a colourful stained glass window in a church.
I have many hours of stitching ahead of me, hand and machine.

Madeira threads  contacted me this week and offered to sponsor me in threads for my exhibition at The Herbert Art Gallery.
To say I'm excited by this prospect is an understatement, when you know my obsession with threads!!

18 comments:

Alexandra Mason said...

This is looking fantastic! and congratulations on your sponsorship, that's wonderful news. Have a lovely evening xx

Carol said...

What an awesome opportunity :) lovely to play with abandon. Awesome light shown in your piece.

Heloise said...

Congratulations! It must be a great feeling to have the sponsorship. This piece looks great already.

Valerianna said...

Wonderful news... that's sooo helpful, too!

Twiglet said...

Congrats on your sponsorship - I love Madeira threads - they will be perfect for your pics won't they!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

You have an amazing talent M. You are equally gifted at both your sketching and textiles

Have a lovely week
xoxo

Julie said...

Congratulations on Madeira sponsoring you Kayla. Excellent news! I shall look forward to seeing your piece completed.

karen said...

that's amazing about Madeira, what a feather in your cap!! Well done you x

Barbara said...

Hi,
I am so awesomely happy for you!
What a wonderful thing! Your sketches are very rich with colour and depth. Great work and keep going!
Very best wishes, Barbara
Cheering you on from Canada

éoline said...

I always enjoy to see your work and this one looks like a watercolor painting with softness (I'm not sure that's the good word!) and lightness

acornmoon said...

Madeira threads have made a very smart move! Well done you.

KerryFelter said...

I looks so beautiful! And to be supplied with threads is a VERY good thing! Enjoy that....

Kerryfelter

AeFondKis said...

M., you are going from strength to strength and not suprising what a talent! Is your book coming out soon because it would be a best seller?
You capture light with threads like on other embroideress I have ever come across!
Linda x

cardinal arts said...

it just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?! that is fantastic news about your sponsorship -
the piece you showed looks amazing - and the light and movement are really showing through - can't wait to see it develop
__a

Crazy4Cakes said...

Gorgeous colours and wow - great news about the sponsorship.

Do said...

Congratulations and lovely stitchery!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

All lovely work Kayla and many congratulations on your success at the Herbert. A solo exhibition - great news. Lesley

Mary Ann Wakeley said...

Such wonderful news ... congratulations! Your work is as lovely as ever :-))