Saturday, 29 June 2013

Next piece on the conveyor belt of felt.


Continuing with my exhibition work in my usual bungling style I began stitching on this piece of felt I put together at the felt group. 


I'd used pre-felts : pieces of wool felted together lightly and then 'collaged ' onto a background and re felted.
It was a bit of a strange composition and took quite some bringing together.




I think I probably took this idea a bit too seriously as it has been stitched to within an inch of it life.

In fact I might have stitched it to death.
I got carried away especially at the start with the machining.

when I was making it I added a piece with 'pebble' which are little woolly bobbles, and they made lovely textured leaves when I stitched around them.



French knot alert to the Northwest.

 Here is the whole piece on a piece of calico which will be its eventual mount .

Just need to think of a title with the word 'bough' in it.
Onwards and upwards.
More felt to stitch this week.


Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post. It gave me the oomph I needed to get on with this.
I am going to experiment with replies...if I can't reply to you via email I'll reply here. So check back for an answer.

25 comments:

Christine Robinson said...

Love the embroidery.

Jackie said...

Christine thank you for your comment. I hope you see this reply!

Margaret Applin said...

STUNNING!!! I know that no matter what you start with, it will be incredible and always so inspiring!!!

Heather said...

It's beautiful and makes me think of those wonderful crewel embroideries of years ago - a 21st century version. I love all the stitchery and the colours and textures are gorgeous. It's bough with the Wow factor!

Jackie said...

thank you Heather. You make me feel as if I've accomplished something!

jinxxxygirl said...

Since you feel you overstitched this you could name it "Stitched Until the Bough Breaks" or some such....from the nursery rhyme 'Rockabye Baby'...

Just a beautiful piece Jackie. I love the white 'pebbling'. Hugs! deb

Terri said...

Really pretty! I'm so glad you gave us some close-ups. I love the little blue "bugs" on the 3rd picture. Such a pretty color.
Thanks for sharing your piece.
Hugs

Lins Artyblobs said...

I do like the look of this piece!

Carol said...

So lovely!

Maggi said...

Lovely and I agree with Heather that it looks like crawl work.

Becca said...

Another beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your work

Lynette (NZ) said...

I am loving these larger pieces. Gorgeous colour combo

menopausalmusing said...

I.ADORE.YOU.

(Is that alright?)...........
:O)))))))))))

Lyn said...

It's lovely Jackie xxx

Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous work as ever Jacky. Love the colours, the stitching, the texture, everything about it is pleasing to the eye. When the bough breaks was my first thought from the nursery ryhme.

Jackie said...

Thanks Ro.Thats really kind of you.
I thought of that title but perhaps we have to avoid negativity ! (Poor baby?)

Rachel said...

"The Olive Bough" ?

Lovely, anyway - full of texture!

Miriam Weaver said...

Nothing bungling about your work Jackie, as always very stunning!!

Virginia said...

Jackie, it's Virginia again. today's photo's have taken my breath away - again! You are so clever - the delicacy of your stitching compliments the strong designs just beautifully. I'm in awe! (a much more wholesome take on"shockandawe" don't'cha think!!)

Just beautiful. (I wish I knew how to become a "reply", but I'm pretty computer illiterate.) WOW, somehow I did it!! Pure fluke!!

Jackie said...

Hi Virginia, I can't reply directly to you..I wish I knew how to advise people to overcome this but i don't! The only thing I can think is that at I use googlemail to read my comments, perhaps you have to have a google account. Anyway thank you so much for your comment. Do you have ablog?

ferinn said...

Another stunning piece.You put colours together so beautifully and the stitching adds the special something.

Jackie said...

Ferinn thank you as always for your lovely comments. I hope you read this reply!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Gorgeous work! x

sharon young said...

Fabulous piece, Jackie, I love the colour scheme, and I think it's far from stitched to death, it's beautiful.

albina N muro said...

I'd used pre-felts : pieces of wool felted together lightly and then 'collaged ' onto a background and re felted.
It was a bit of a strange composition and took quite some bringing together. conveyor systems



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