|flax on a summer's day, 2012|
I was good this time, and I made a quick sketch in my empty sketchbook. : )
|my sketchbook rendering|
Next, I put together the fabric and thread for the background. Let's just say that my thread is getting a work out! : )
|i'll clean up later. i'm busy.|
After a day of threadpainnting / free machine embroidery, I'm getting ready to stitch some flax by hand.
|French Knots, here I come...|
I ended up taking this with me a couple weekends ago to work on it during the public stitching day with the the embroidery guild. I'm glad I had the photo and sketchbook along, laying out. As I sat beside it to do stitch, it sure stopped a few people in their tracks. : ) Here is the finished piece!
|bottom corner detail|
I had a hard time naming this one too, so I enlisted my bilingual boy. "How do you say this? How do you say that?" I asked him to translate a whole schwack of phrases. Finally this particular translation came out sounding just right to me. In English, it means Summer Day. (phonetically - jshoor daytay)
|Jour d'ete, 2013|
|i love the way the soft gold threads shine in Jour d'ete : )|
I have some news too! I will have one of my Winnipeg pieces published in the Summer 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now magazine. (You'll have to wait and see which one they picked.) How exciting! They had a call for entry on the topic of Flora and Fauna that I jumped into at the last minute.
* * * Also, Jackie White interviewed me for the CQA blog. It's now up and you can find that post here. (Thank you Jackie!!)
Okay - back to work. See you soon! : )