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.


Elsie Hickey Wilson said...

Beautiful and delicate!

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.