Monday, July 2, 2012

EverydayMatters July 2, drawing to stitching

I've been working in parallel in a couple of artforms, one the line and wash drawings I've been showing you, the other in the stitching world, also shown here.

So this is where I combine the two. 
This is a possible entry in a September invitational exhibit, and I thought it would be fun to combine drawing with my new interest in blackwork.

Blackwork, traditionally speaking, uses black thread (some modern stitches have introduced color) on a counted thread background.  I like the black on white very much, but have little interest in counted thread at this point, nor in the filler stitches you see in trad. blackwork.  So I decided that one of my line drawings would be a great idea for a blackwork stitching.

Here I'm under way, using a heavyweight sewing cotton in black mercerized thread, size 8 crewel needle, and a lawn handkerchief.  Same materials as I used to make the bird in the tree recently.
I think both these works will be presented together, as a kind of partnership of stitching and line drawing. At least that's the current thinking.  The drawing is pilot pen, black, on mulberry paper.

3 comments:

Elsie Hickey Wilson said...

Beautiful and delicate!
Elsie

Cathy Holtom said...

I like blackwork too, this is a delicate version...beautiful!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Thanks Boud for sweet comment on my blog, I like your embroidery it is so beautiful.
Anni