Tuesday, January 12, 2010

new work






these are the pieces i've been working on over the holidays. i took lots of photos but the shiny embroidery thread is very tricky! the shine of the thread {which i love} seems to look tacky when i brighten the shots in photoshop {a necessary step}!
the stitching has been fun and the thread has turned out to be just the kind of addition of colour that i was after. i didn't want to cover up the drawing with paint ~ i wanted to keep the simplicity of the drawing . . . and the paper is 100% cotton . . .
i took these photos in the kids' room against the an old map. i'm hoping to get some better photos soon.

thanks so much for all the comments on my last work post :)

16 comments:

melbgirl said...

looks gorgeous!

Ren said...

Very cool. I love how your work is sparse and bare--and very complicated.

Annamaria said...

Love these Belinda- I just did my first too with thread but I had to send it off to a friend who blogs and I wanted it to be a surprise so I can't post it yet. Lots of fun! The idea of taking the photos in fron of the map works really well-
Annamaria

vadjutka said...

Belinda - I love the stiches in the picture - gorgeous idea!

Sam said...

Love these new pieces!

hollie said...

beautiful! the thread colors are divine.

beth said...

What's on your mind...Oh these are fabulous. i'm drawn to anything with stitchwork and it really seems to suit your style. i'm fooling around with stitching a bit myself and your new tiny designs remind me of beads scattered on a page. lovely bit of inspiration-thanks for sharing!
beth

Anna Betts said...

So lovely! Great idea to add a little zing of colour!

june at noon said...

I really like the addition of the threads. Just the perfect touch.

June rhymes with moon said...

I like the stitches a lot - it feels like they add to the drawing without competing too much. I'm especially fond of the thread ends hanging down in the first two.

Janelle

gretchenmist said...

thanku for all the positive feedback :)

gretchenmist said...

thanku, especially coming from a woman who stitches so beautifully :)

gretchenmist said...

thanks Ren, i really appreciate your comments :)

caroline / oh chalet said...

these are really lovely, belinda! such a nice evolution of the work you were already doing. p.s. i like the map/photos. looks good! :)

handmade romance said...

oooo im really liking these. the thread looks great. lovely colours too x

eyecandies said...

this is very creative and original! beautiful work!

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