|machine work done, hand stitching begun|
Here's the back of the work. You can see more easily what is done my machine, and what is done by hand.
I stitched in cat tails, grasses, tree trunks, a fence post, and TADA! I even stitched the little Redwinged Blackbird from the original shoot.
|bird on a wire|
|signing my work in thread|
Believe it or not, this piece is already done and popped into a little spare frame I had laying around from earlier this year. I thought I'd experiment with a different approach of covering the edges of the art with the floating mat like a painting. I haven't settled on this yet - I like things both ways.
|Finished: Floral Road, 2012 (available)|
A guild member who saw my current exhibit wrote me a very sweet note, and suggested I try white frames. I don't think I would all the time... but LOOK how pretty this particular thread painting turned out! Thank you so much E. for the suggestion. : ) Here it is on my wall, glare and all! lol You can see me blocking the reflection of the window behind me.
|Floral Road all pretty in white.|
Ahhh, it's nice to stare at all that spring green. ; ) Stitching this out has kept me sane under these unusually grey skies. I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for stopping by and say hello anytime. Linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle & Thread Network.