Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NEEDLE PAINTING.

 A week ago, I attended a two day workshop on Silk Shading, this is my second attempt to learn this type of embroidery work. In 1998 I also attended a Silk Shading Workshop, however I was carried away with my subject and the result was really needle painting . That piece was "Little Bunnies" This was followed by another needle painting, of little goslings, both these were taken from Marjolein Bastin paintings.  Having found how enjoyable this type of stitching was I did several more pieces all, these were all birds,( see my album.)
Over the years I have done a little sketching and dabbled in watercolours and needle paint seemed to follow quite naturally. I enjoyed the small animals and birds, fur and feathers seem to lie easily in the stitching.  Silk Shading calls for more discipline ! After 10 hours stitching I have only one petal and one leaf of my poppy done I will show this when there is a little more stitching done.


Meanwhile this week I have been back to the needle painting stitching a piece for our Guild Challenge for tonight. The challenge asks for a piece, postcard size - 15 x 10cm and any form of stitching. The design to be formed from 2 lines in any direction,  superimposed with 7cm circle. and wotked in any technique we like.I have finished but yet to take a photo of the piece, it is a very dull day here and I dont like photographing embroidery using a flash, so I will post a photo of it later, meanwhile here is what I did for my 7cm circle, this I copied in the scanner. The background has the minimum amount of stitching, as you will see later



8 comments:

Rowyn said...

Oh wow, I love them all. Beautiful!

Evelyne said...

How beautiful Lee, it's amazing your work.The hedgehog is so lovely. Nice work!!

Mouse said...

ohhhh they are really beautiful .. amazing work Lee :)My friend has done me some little mice like that on my birthday cards ... I have framed them all :) lovely as always love mouse xxxx

Lisa V said...

Oh my, I just love the hedgehog, what a cutie. I collect hedgehogs and just think they are gorgeous creatures. My blog is evidence of this. hehe.
LISA V

Annie said...

This is such incredible, painstaking work. It looks so difficult. Every piece is gorgeous!

Carol said...

These are breathtaking, Lee! I can't even imagine the amount of time (and love!) that goes into each one... The bunny is so precious :) You are a true needle artist!

Mary Joan said...

Oh! WOW! They are all beautiful pieces, but my favourite is the hedgehog in it's curled up form. Just lovely. Can't wait to see the other picture when they are ready. I always look forward to seeing each post from you. You have a true gift with your needle.

StitchCat said...

Beautiful stitching Lee...they are so realistic.