Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hand stitching in progress

Here are the hand stitched pieces I was working on when we were away. The 2 top pics are on prefelts and will be felted more which will give them a different look.

This has some machine as well as hand stitching - might become a postcard. The background was painted over the stitching.

This needs a lot more stitching before it's finished.

I have just updated the Designing Women blog click on the link to see it.
On Saturday WAFTA held an open studio visit. This time it was Ruth de Vos who is a very talented artist and quilter. She lives not far from me but I hadn't seen her studio before. It was a very interesting and inspiring afternoon - she is amazingly well organized and has a wonderful studio space where she can look after her small children while she works. Her recent work is on the theme of childhood.
I'm flat out at the moment working on my piece for the WAFTA Mysterium exhibition. As usual, I've left it until the last minute and there is only a couple of weeks until the deadline so I'd better get back to it!


Sandy said...

It's nice to catch up on your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

Judy Ferguson said...

These are wonderful examples of what can be done with hand stitches. It takes extra time, but is so worth the effort.

Margaret F said...

Lovely Linda! I'm still slogging away at my Mysterium piece too when I'd much rather be stitching into some felt!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Linda. Lovely stitching. I especially like your combination of machine and hand stitching. The last piece is really interesting--great textures there.
best, nadia

Emma said...

These pieces are beautiful, hand stitching is so theraputic. The heat transfer dying fabrics are gorgeous too & well done with the sale ;)