It added just the effect I was looking for.
I did some weird looking stitching in variegated yarns. They are inspired by something completely different than what they look like. I'm not even going to tell you what plants these sprung from. lol They look evergreen, and so you and I will just pretend they are. lol
Like I said... this was just a playful experiment. I really enjoyed stitching the layers: branch over branch (haha they weren't even inspired by branches!). I really loved seeing how the colors worked themselves out. The contrast is interesting. Perhaps I'll try out more based on this theme and see what it develops into...
It reminds me of juniper berries.
What else? I started a more threadwork from the photos I took up on the hills overlooking Jackfish Lake. This one will be a pretty good size. I'm hoping to put it into my show at the Centre Galleries for December.
I'm purposefully hiding the sky. It's a good one. It's the last little hand dyed scrap I think I have left from Heather Lair.
Gosh I miss her.
I still have moments of having her in my every thought when I am preparing classes or thinking up new ideas. She was such a wealth of knowledge. I miss our conversations. She always had SO much to share. I wonder if she kept sketch books or sewing diaries. hmmm.
Well - on that note, I have no idea how to end this post except to wish you a wonderful day. If you have snow, I hope it lights up with sunshine today! That's my FAVORITE thing about winter. So sparkly, so bright, so crisp, so fresh. Take care!
|me. last winter.|