Textile Tantrums

I am obsessed with fibres, thread, cloth, paint and all things textiles! Unfortunately I am also a procrastinator extraodinarire who spends more time reading, surfing the net and admiring the materials than creating! I struggle to translate my ideas into textiles - hence the tantrums!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Another sample!


Just finished this tonight in time for week 3's lesson! This has taken a few nights of dedicated stitching. The design topic this week was 'point' and how stitches can be used as points and focal points. I have really enjoyed this sample as I love woven wheels and french knots - shame about the blurry picture. I can't work out if it's my technique or the camera is on the blink but pictures seem to be worse than when I first got it. Also the colours aren't quite right. The background fabric is a dusky pink kunin felt but it looks slightly orange in the picture.

Well off to bed soon and then I'll start reading lesson 3 tomorrow.

Very excited at the moment as it's my birthday on Sunday and have lots of nice things planned for the weekend and nice presents to look forward to! I'm like a child (despite being about to turn 30) and I am all fidgety and can't sleep. Wait until Christmas - I get so excited I make myself ill!

10 Comments:

  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger Conni said…

    Very nice! I haven't tried the wheels, yet, but they look like fun! Happy Birthday!

     
  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said…

    Regardless of any camera trouble, this sampler still communicates well. Very inspiring!

     
  • At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Beth Robinson said…

    Nifty! Great design and individual points.

     
  • At 7:09 PM, Blogger Jo in NZ said…

    This is really lovely. Great movement

    Check your camera isn't on the close up setting ( the picture of a little flower ) and try taking the photo further away, but cropping and zooming in to get a bigger pic for your blog.

     
  • At 11:59 PM, Blogger kay susan said…

    This is really nice! Like the feeling of movement, quite different to lines and bands. What a good demonstration of Sharons 'points'!

     
  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger Purple Missus said…

    Really like this one Leanne.
    Happy birthday for Sunday.

     
  • At 8:08 AM, Anonymous ElizabethD said…

    wish i could see THIS in person, it looks so good! you really have a command of your work.

    happy birthday!! (and you have every right to feel like a child, you youngster. i'm 17 years older than you and i feel younger every year.) --ElizabethD

     
  • At 5:38 AM, Blogger jakkie said…

    love the wheels, they are so free!
    jakkie

     
  • At 12:11 AM, Blogger smarcoux said…

    Nice work Lea ...
    good workshop at the guild yesterday and a special happy birthday to you
    see you before xmas .. next meeting dec 1 or 2nd.

    Sandy

     
  • At 11:27 AM, Blogger Liz said…

    This is beautiful, Leanne. I saw it on Sharon's blog but I don't really do hand stitching but if I see much more of this I might well...

     

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