Sunday, 4 November 2012

Mushrooms!


so here they are, all finished though not yet framed. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. I didn't expect to be able to create something that looks so complete from just one workshop (OK and a week off sick!), but having a kit to work from made all the difference as it provided the framework, all I had to provide were the stitches and a bit of thought about what colours to use.
 
A couple of closeups so you can see just how 3 dimensional they are once all is put together on the ground cloth
the grassy knoll

and a few little dewdrops, just waiting for a fairy to gather for her morning skin care routine.

Would i do more stumpwork? Yes, absolutely; it has a magic about it that I really enjoyed; the detail is such fun and creating a little three dimensional world ticks all sorts of boxes for me. I just need to practice more.
But first, there's a City and Gilds to work with. We had the first of our "splish splash splosh" days with Barbara yesterday, which was great fun, as ever. I have homework to do, having created a distorted grid stencil to play with ... oh and there's Cecil's quilt to finish. That's this afternoon's pleasure
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6 comments:

  1. What magnificent mushrooms!! They look great.

    Bean

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    1. thank you Bean, they've been such fun to make ... many congrats on the arrival of new grandbaby, how absolutely lovely to have a grand daughter

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  2. Wow - even better than I thought they were going to be! Do more...

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    1. thank you, I am rather pleased with them, and will do more .... in amongst everything else!!

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  3. I know what a lot of hours go into this work, they are so lovely, well done!

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    1. Thank you Anna, they have been such fun to do, and a real revelation of the potential of stumpwork to create little landscapes in cloth and stitch. No wonder the Elizabethans loved it with their appetite for all things new and strange

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