Over the next several months I'll be creating a series of embroidered pieces as a result of various "challenges" relating to a color and a stitch. Each finished piece will be the same size (5" x 5") on a base of felted wool over linen.
The first challenge was to use the color RED and the CRETAN stitch, and here are the results...
By starting with a favorite, familiar subject (HEARTS) it was easier for me to concentrate more on playing with the stitch while varying the texture & materials. Right now I think that all my challenge pieces will carry on the theme of hearts, regardless of color or stitch, but we shall see...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This is the ATC (Artist Trading Card) that I received from the swap today, and I just love it! It was made by my friend & fellow artist, Tone Haugen-Cogburn, and will be a cherished addition to my growing collection. :)
Thank you Tone!
Created by Cynthia Patrick on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I made this cool, winter themed ATC (Artist Trading Card) for a special "seasonal" swap on Wednesday. It is titled "Snow Day" in memory of our recent snowfall. The little fabric scraps I can't seem to throw away keep finding their way into my work recently...it makes me feel resourceful! :)
Created by Cynthia Patrick on Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
With all those inspiring yarns hanging around, I had to make something quick & fun with them right away. :) I went through and picked an assortment of strands in different bright colors that I thought wouldn't unravel on the ends...and away I went! With a few special buttons and beads, my tassel was complete...and I can't wait to make another!
Thank you Mike! :)
Created by Cynthia Patrick on Monday, February 08, 2010