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Friday, 16 May 2014

Friday Finishes - Gathering

Good morning.  I have new work to show you.  I'm not sure what it's called.  Yarn paintings?  I spent much of May stitching coloured yarns with a giant needle for the 'Heart to Hand' show at Handmade House next month.


The subtitle of the show is 'glimpses of prairie'.  I will still have some prairie vista threadpaintings, but I am excited to display my new work as well.  It's kind of embroidery... looks a little like felting and works like an oil painting with each stitch looking like a brushstroke loaded with colour.

Gathering in progress

This is a big piece in the style of Where Sunlight Falls (in Edmonton) and will be framed BIG liek that - 12x22".  To put a huge horizontal image on my blog will always look teenytiny, but here it is nonetheless.  I finished it up yesterday morning. 


All I can say is that I want to do more like this!  It's big - the work is 14 inches across.  Next I think I'll try something with a sky.  Chunky yarns might look terrific as clouds and such.  I'll have to go shopping first.  I really don't own a lot of blue.

Have a great day!


8 comments:

Molly said...

lovely, my dear! reminiscent of crewelwork, but not identical...you may have 'unvented' something! let me know what you are looking for in the way of yarn - i might just have a little bit on hand! hee hee!
cheers!
molly

Lin said...

It's gorgeous Monika, and very definitely embroidery. xx

JQ said...

So beautiful! :)

Vicki W said...

Spectacular!

Margaret said...

I would call it embroidery, and it is beautiful. I'm beginning to think you are a Canadian Jan Beaney...

Giddings Art said...

Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Monika, your evolvement is amazing!
You are an Artist with a capital A.
Joyce

CitricSugar said...

Oooo-ooooh.... Now that's interesting... It's a bit like needlepoint graffiti. :-)

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