Sunday, March 17, 2019

My Journey into the World of Textile / Fibre Art

Last Monday afternoon, I did a power point presentation as well as a Show & Tell of my art work at the Mahone Bay Quilt Guild. I focused on my journey of creating art from textiles and fibres. 

Below are a few of pieces that I had at the guild. To see some more, please check out the Mahone Bay Quilt Guild March meeting blog post HERE and some photos from my presentation on flickr HERE

I've been blogging since 2019 so most of my art pieces have been posted during this time.
Thanks for reading my posts. 

12 Days of Christmas

Hand stitching samplers

Sample Fibre Lace Scarve
Folded flowers with Sashiko stitching
Voyage of Discovery (50th anniversary for parents around 1997)
Evening Purse with removable brooch

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Birch Trees

I have another miniature piece finished. Needing a quick name, I've called it Birch Trees. Yes, very original, I know, but something else might pop into my head. I'm open to suggestions. In creating art, I find that coming up with an appropriate name,is  the hardest thing to do. I don't want something corny.

The trees and rocks are hand appliqued in place. Check HERE in a post from a few years ago (scroll down) to find out how I created the rocks for using in my pieces. The daisies were first hand stitched onto Aqua Magic water soluble fabric, spritzed with water and left to dry then stitched on the background fabric. The lupines were free motion stitched onto purple organza. French knots were used for the dandelions and tiny forget me knots.

Below is the piece before adding the extra flowers. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Summer Garden

On such a winter's day, I'm wishing for summer heat and of course, lots of flowers! Here is my latest small embroidered piece, Summer Garden. The fence is a snippet from a photo of my mom's garden from many year's ago. The opening is 4.5" x 4.5" and the mat will fit a 10" x 10" frame.

Maybe I'll do some trees in my next one . . .