Friday, April 29, 2011

And Even More Chain Stitch.

Nearly There.
Theres one more floating around here somewhere. :)
Chinese design. It'll turn up when Im not looking.;)
And my Cat one, for some reason I didn't get a photo.
It ended up in Australia as a gift to a cat lover.
Was Sold at my second exhibition..Years ago now.
As you can see this is Egyptian based.

Enough already I hear you
Thats all folks..on this series. For now.

Regards Phillipa
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chain Stitch Continues

Chain Stitch Overload.
But I found at the time that it was quite meditative.
Symbols from various modern paintings this time.

Regards Phillipa
Happy Stitching

Monday, April 25, 2011

Chain Stitch Boudoir Pillow

Why Boudoir Pillow.
Because its small.
Ony 8" x 8"

Chain Stitch in Perle Cotton.
Among my heavily textured backgrounds.
This was part of a series I did inspired by
Ethnic symbols.

More Next Time.
Happy Stitching

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tattoos for Inspiration

I found this while browsing thru my endless files
of Inspiration.
I dont know where I found it.I forgot to record the source.
But other than as tattoos they would make wonderful embroidery designs. Satin Stitch maybe Or just an outline stitch.
Nothing Airy fairy about these.
Would be a great design for the man in your life.
So if anyone knows who the artist is, please let me know so I can give credit.
Has anyone else used Tattoos as an Inspiration Source?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Up close and Personal. Photos for inspiration.

                             In my last post I mentioned the Lichens.                             
                                 In fact while out and about on our walks,
I take heaps n heaps of photos of
bark n lichens n rocks n leaves.
Oh and rusty objects.

I have an idea mulling away in the background
Of, Taking a few of my fav photos and transfering them to fabric
then embellishing.
Still in the thinking stage.
Other textile artists seem to find the same subject matter
interesting as well.
Do You?
I think, the attraction is to do with the spontaniety of
 the patterns that nature creates.
And then working with that.

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Colour And Texture.

A few more of my little purses.
The texture is quite clear to see on these.
I also love the texture of the lichen
that they are posing on.

Happy Stitching

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art Dolls.

Time to introduce you to 2 Art Dolls that I have made recently.
Tullulah and Flora.

Tullulah above.
Flora below.

They are wire-form dolls and are about 18" tall.
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Multi Coloured Embellished Pouch

Another pouch.
Just the right size to fit in your hand.
Heaps of these pouch/purses end up as gifts.
More photos of them to follow over the next few days.

Happy stitching

Monday, April 11, 2011

More Rust Cloth

Playing with the rusty metal and the images they create on fabric is very appealing.
My first piece was just a taster. I'm now really really into it.
These are photos of the first one plus 2 others I have since done.
The rust colour is alot more intense than what shows up on here.
I have them folded up on the end of my work table so I can just admire them and wait for an inspiration on how to use them.
But, who says we actually have to "do" something with them. :)
Happy stitching

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Red N White Quilts.

Wow!!! and do I mean Wow!!!
I was reading The Making it Fun Blog and saw this

So I just had to go and check it out. And Wow!!! amazing.
So many in one place.
Thanks Kathy for bringing it to our attention.

Phillipa (the awe inspired one)

Friday, April 01, 2011

Another Crazy Block Finished

A few posts ago, this block featured. It is now beaded and into the finished block pile. :)
This is definitely a long term project.
Many many distractions along the way.
Roses embroideries done back in the 80's.
I bet I'm not the only one to take forever on some projects. ;)

Regards Phillipa