Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sorry that it has been so long since my last update i realise i must seem boring and a massive dissappointment but as it happens I am having a whale of a time (pardon the pun since it is whale season) I am working my way down the east coast and as oppose to travelling traditionally i have opted for a more adventurous rout-yes that is right i have befriended a rather faster kangaroo...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Out of all of my final pieces this probably took the longest to complete. I based this on one of my graphic tree illustration and complete the metre and a half length entirely from free hand machine embroidery. In between each of the intricate strand is a delicate gemstone; crystals, labradorite and pearls!
This design is one of my most successful images and I believe this is down to the fact that it was a quick unplanned sketch and therefore the lines and shapes were very fluid and unplanned. The natural wool which is the bask for the print is heavily embellished with a combination of quilting, hand beading, hand and machine embroidery.
This also looks really cool as an epaulette!