Thursday, 27 November 2008

Embroidery On Paper And Little Snow Tree

Snow Tree Sold
Adding Hand Stitches On Paper

Machine Stitching On Paper

This week I have been experimenting with some tea bag paper which I purchased from

I have used two layers which I have ironed together and then I painted with acrylic paint .

My subject is not something I would normally attempt.

It is a section of a photograph of a room.

It is a challenge set by my art society, each person has a different section of the same photograph and we have to use our own choice of materials and use only five colours, again our own choice.

I still have quite a bit to do, I have used some machine stitching and I am now adding some hand stitches.

The paper is taking the stitches very well, I have backed it with calico. I love the fact I can merge my painting style with embroidery.

I have been working with one of the A'level art students at school and I suggested she use this paper as she wanted to use embroidery in her sketch book.

I'm excited at the moment because I am going to London tomorrow with A'level and Community students to visit the London Art galleries.

Tate Modern, Tate Britain, British Museum, and National Portrait Gallery.
Nothing compares to seeing a painting in the flesh so to speak, the textures, brush marks, intensity of colour, size and much more.

We are staying one night, so two days of galleries, heaven!

I hope to share it with you next week.

I will leave you with another tree brooch .

Hope you have a good weekend.


Kitty said...

The museum trip sounds wonderful - have a lovely time.

I like the paper/stitching experiment - interesting. Those tree brooches of yours are gorgeous.


Jackie said...

You've got such a lovely magical feeling to your tree brooch.

'fancypicnic' said...

Delicious work, Michala. Wonderful - the trees are super.

Enjoy the trip (wish I was going!)

Alexandra said...

Hi, your tree is so gorgeous i love it! Hope you have a great time in London :) xx

Julia said...

Really love your new tree brooch.I'm quite envious of your London gallery trip.Hope you have a great time!

Gina said...

Another beautiful brooch! Enjoy your weekend.

Szera said...

I found your blog now, very much likes!

Heloise said...

The brooch is lovely. I think the painting and stitching on paper is wonderful. I am often drawn to art that has a window or door, it is "what is beyond" that adds to the magic.

Poppy said...

I hope you had a lovely time in London.

The work you have been doing is really interesting. And the tree brooch is stunning!!!

Have a lovely weekend... xxxx

Lynn Cohen said...

Great art here!!! love it all.

Karen said...

I hope you had amn amazing time in London. I am going next week, I love it! Stitching on paper is so refreshing and feels so far removed from working on cloth, love what you are doing ith it.

Acornmoon said...

Your embroidery on paper would make a lovely book cover. Have a good mooch around London.

I like your winter tree, very Christmassy.

edward and lilly said...

Love the snow tree, your talent astounds me!