Thursday, February 15, 2007

A new resolve!!!! I have spent so much time looking at OP blogs (Other People's) that I forgot to attend my own. They have been entertaining, motivating, and inspiring - so I shall try to do the same with mine. Lately I have been totally absorbed in designing and stitching interpretations of Art Crazy Quilts, and have spent hours and hours admiring and drooling over Allison Aller's work. (with her encouragement - and, I'm sure, curiosity.) Anyway - along with this suddenly dropped into my lap the opportunity for a designer profile on the Caron Collection web page - which includes pieces stitched totally with their threads. It has been a delightful experience exploring and discovering these gorgeous fibers - all natural and no synthetics. (except for a few decorative ones, which I will use for Christmas.) This piece hasn't been embellished yet - so here it is "before." "After" will follow shortly when this dreadful weather lets up and I can go shopping for more threads.
Notice on the close up that the little French knot "berries" appear to be shaded - this is one strand of the overdyed cotton "Watercolours" - delightful effect. I also used it on the flower "trim" where the shading is a bit more subtle.
The yellow patch includes my "beading technque." More on that later
Meanwhile, look at Allison's web page and also see her blog. Lots of good links, too.