An Artistic Sanatorium . . . for the muse plagued with artistic attention deficit disorder.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In Between

In between illustration commissions and Etsy orders I've been stitching away at my own version of an embroidery sampler: my own rendering of "Death and the Maiden." I plan to work in every kind of stitch, floss, ribbon I can find and learn. (Needle'n Thread has a wonderful video library of how to perform many different stitches.) I am obsessed with white-on-white in most things I do; finding this obsession quite a cleanliness-challenge - I'm not succeeding at present.

I learned many of these techniques as a child but have only recently revisited this craft. I've found I love embroidering - so calming. Making lots of mistakes and stumbling upon little tricks now and then.

Fine artists are also taking this craft to a new level:


Rosalind Wyatt

Jenny Hart

Animated Embroidery


Tracey Clarke said...

I really look forward to seeing the completed work. Looks amazing!

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