Tuesday, March 11, 2008

WIP

I’m taking Susan Sorrell’s Fertile Earth course at Joggles. We were supposed to use a vegetable or fruit for a design source for the first lesson's embroidery. Naturally, I chose a completely out of season subject – ornamental gourds. I found a quick reference photo I had taken last fall of some gourds purchased for Halloween decorating. I was attracted to the shapes and textures. Here’s my work-in-progress. I used a background I created last year on the embellisher because I thought the pattern echoed the texture of the gourds. I still have lots of stitching to do – and I’ll be adding leaves and tendrils - and, most likely, beads...

7 comments:

kay susan said...

Looking forward to seeing the progress on this!

Plain Jane said...

this is really really cool. And I love the your process of creating a felted background. I have a little hand embellisher and I'm only just starting to fool around with it. I love the idea of including paper towels too.
Jane (from the fertile earth class)

Micki said...

I love what you are doing with this. Great texture with the stitches. Look forward to seeing more.

verobirdie said...

This is beautiful! I like the colors and the texture of the background.

Mary said...

I love the gourds! The combination of the soft background created by the embellisher with the bold stitching is fantastic. And the colors are great!

Conni said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind encouragement!

Frances said...

I like the way this is going and an looking forward to it's progress,
I have just started working on a piece of felt (wet felted) I made a few years ago, it is interesting how we remember and go back to work,
I like your drawing in the next post too,
best thoughts Frances