December 13, 2017

Bird Skull

I am working on a nature series, maybe some in prayer-flag fashion since I work in fragments.
This one is embroidered on dark green linen.

December 10, 2017

Embroidered rabbit

Just a little rabbit and the letter L

December 3, 2017

Fragmented Architectural Embroidery

A little architectural rendering with threads.  I love scrolls and portals, and have also sketched these a lot.  Whatever I can sketch I can sew!


November 30, 2017

Embroidery - Fleur de Lune

This one popped out of my imagination.  I started with the orbs and knew I wanted to depict a transparent cloth.  I've sketched that before. 
Oops!  I see I need to finish the moon thru the fiber.  :O

November 28, 2017

Plant and Critter Embroidery

It is amazing to see the things people have come with.  Again, Pinterest is my go-to for inspiration.  A wee plant in a pot.  I couldn't not make this.
My method of transferring an image on cloth is simply to pencil sketch my image on paper.  Then I turn it over and burnish.  A light pencil mark remains.

November 25, 2017

Results of Black Bean Eco-dying

A few weeks ago I boiled up some raw black beans and soaked a bit of fabric and threads.  Out of the dye bath the fabric came out very purple blueish (see below), but when dry, the color dulled to grayish.  I don't mind the subdued colors.  I used a variety of thread, including the tone-on-tone thread as a filler. 

November 22, 2017

More of my embroidery.

Poppies.  Just a panel for now.  I will add it to something.

I like these Gaelic rabbits and have used them in my art before as a sketch.  I sew my texts freehand, in case you couldn't tell.

November 20, 2017

Blackwork Acorn

I like the minimalism with Blackwork.  That's not to say I am a minimalist.  My nature is to 'gather' stuff til I die.
Your can see some pencil marks that I didn't sew, but might still.
Thanks for browsing!  Anni

November 15, 2017

Art Orb

I have been perusing embroidery ideas, and 'Blackwork' has intrigued me.  I love the shading that can be accomplished here.  I used gradations of red thread and just played.  The orb itself is 3".

November 13, 2017

A little fabric folding...

Pinterest interest again...
I just acquired this delicious 100% linen (from GoodWill), and it lent itself beautifully for folding.  The dimensions are about 8 x 8, but that center hole is only about 1".  It begged to be filled with something so I embroidered a wee sprig and berry.

If anyone owns but wants to sell their book Fabric Manipulations, email me please.  I would love to add that one to my library.