Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hand Stitching during the trip to England



I stitched on the plane (using my dental floss cutter to snip threads). I stitched on the trains and in the evening while Mathias and Alex played soccer video games. I finished four and a half pieces during the trip and completed the last one just the other night. Once home, I covered each piece with a sheer chiffon scarf and free-motion embroidered into each one. The edges were free-motion zig-zagged. Each one is approximately 10" x 8". Above is Elements of Architecture XLII. Below is XLIII.





Above is Elements of Architecture LXIV. Below is XL.



The last image is of Elements of Architecture XLI. Hopefully, soon, I will be taking pictures of the pieces I created over the weekend...my "Strata" series...pieces head to the solo exhibition!

6 comments:

MargaretR said...

These are delightful Susan.

katelnorth said...

These are wonderful, I love them. I notice you were at Warwick Castle recently - I almost went there with my kids on our half term holiday this year (I've been myself, but that was about 20 years ago), but decided they were just a little young to fully appreciate it (my youngest is only 4) and we'd save it for a few years. Looks like you had a good time though.

Alis said...

Susan, these are just stunningly beautiful.

I have enjoyed reading all your posts on your trip. Felt like I was there with you.

Carol said...

These are beautiful, love them

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

I have enjoyed the trip to Birmingham through your eyes. Thank You. These pieces of architectural embroidery are fantastic.... lots of work. Where is your solo exhibition? Will we be able to "visit" via the internet? Hope so.

Maggie

Dianne said...

Wow!!!! These are simply beautiful!!