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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Work In Progress

Commission # 1... 

The hills at Blackstrap Lake, SK was the inspirational photo I'm working from.  Let the threadpainting begin!  : )

Building the 'under painting'...  the land beneath the trees and bushes.

You've seen this next photo...

I add more and more - honey, ecru, chartreuse, gold, sage green, grey, peach, pumpkin, ochre...  It might look like a mess to you in the next photo, but I know where I am going with all this.

Coming together, little bits of thread by little bits of thread.

I eventually finished the machine work over the weekend.  I'll post it later this week.

Now for the magical touch - HAND STITCHING!  woooo - I am loving this piece.  It just sprang to life!  : ) 

I'm still not done but close!  Oh, so close...  I can't wait to show it off!  : )

Linking to WIP Wednesday @ TN&TN.


Seams French said...

Your prairie landscape is appearing like magic. You and your machine have a wonderfully choreographed dance going on there. I'm looking forward to the end result.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Thanks for sharing your progress!

HollyM said...

It's looking wonderful! I'm loving all the soft shades, the textures and that little bit of sparkle in the water. Not an easy job to make sense of it all.

Anonymous said...

i must confess that i am envious of the way you see things - all the way through, right down to the bones of the landscape - beautiful! and then you build it up again...fantastic!
you rock, girl!

Shan said...

You must have infinite patience. How many times have you re-threaded with a different colour? You rock, girl!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful as always. It amazes me to see how you do it. I love when you show us the various stages and then the finish.

Terri said...

Sew pretty just as it is. I don't know what you could do to improve it, but I'm staying tuned to see.
Thanks for sharing.

rtquilter said...

Really spectacular, Monika! Well done!!

elle said...

ah, I'm thinking ahead to summer! ;)

Regina said...

It definitely sprang to life with your fantastic hand stitching!

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