Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Empty vessels....

This is the first day of my second week of blogging. I am addicted to it.
I didn't start a blog before now because I thought I wouldn't want to be bothered posting new things every week..but I think I've over blogged.
Its just such fun and I'm limited only by my lack of technical ability. Perhaps after this one, I'll post less often and sew more often.


Ancient Greek pots have interested me for some time now.
I am fascinated by their shape

and their decoration.


This is my favourite..copied from a photo in a library book years ago. I've used its shape, patterns and motifs in my Embroidery, over
and over
and over
again.
'Marine Style'

  • 3 photos showing a large (3'x2') piece with Machine Embroidered patterns taken from the vase and applied to silk papers, with velvet, voile and cords.
  • Above them a part of a very large

17 comments:

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Wonderful work! Absolutely beautiful. I love the pot shape too. I remember being fascinated with the Beaker People from ancient Orkney when I was studying history in secondary school. Their pots were amazing.

Maureen said...

These are beautiful, how i envy your talent.

arlee said...

Oh Jackie.........i love your art SO much.......i could stare at these for hours and drool...the colours, the shapes, the motifs, the details....

Victoria said...

Your work is a rich, multi layered, utterly magnificent delight!

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, Jackie, I agree with the others! your work are so wonderful!!!

hens teeth said...

You are one seriously good embroideress!
I also understand what you are saying about blogging, my sentiments exactly.

lindamay said...

Nice work. I like your pieces and appreciate your tutorial. I will try the silk paper technique when I can.

jeanette mistress of longears said...

Just love seeing your interpretations of the subject matter! They are so very inspiring and it's wonderful to see what you've made with them!

Tanguera said...

Jaw dropping. Wow, the colours, the shapes--wonderful.

liz said...

This is so beautiful:)
I've chosen you for the excellence award, you need to copy it from my blog, I think, if you want to display it. I know some people don't like these things, so I won't be offended if you don't want it:)

Sue B said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning.

MargaretR said...

IMO you will never over-blog Jackie. Your work is fascinating and I just love it. So carry on blogging every day!

alsokaizen said...

I like the variations you have created all found in the same inspiration piece. Keep on blogging!

Aussie Jo said...

Your embroidery is so perfectly gorgeous. Love the wall hanging

Jackie said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and encouragement.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Wow I love your work!

jenclair said...

I'm so glad you decided to blog....
Your work is so inspiring!



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