|Janomes in my Studio|
Right now, I'm getting the details prepared for a two day workshop I'm doing in Olds for the Fibre Pot Pourri weekend in the Spring of 2016. It's a handwork / embroidery event and so I'm creating a new workshop for it based on what I's very excited about at the moment. ; ) It will be all about going from Sketch to Stitch. I took out some supplies and sat and waited for inspiration to come. I thought, ' hmmm.... LOVE this bison photo I took several autumns ago.'
I love the sunlight on them. And so I sketched it out with some horribly messy oil pastels.
I chose a group of five of them. I dislike the sky, but I adore the grasses and the beasts in the sun. And so with that positive experience under my belt, I did a couple more all based on personal photos I have kickin' around...
You likely know that one. It's the 3 sweet shrubs at Cranberry Flats that I've stitched out many, many times. I totally want to stitch this one with fat yarns on black. I think it would be a blast.
My idea is to sketch out natural scenes like they were to be patterns for embroidery. The lines are fairly thick and lend itself well to stitching. Then I have all these Noro yarns which totally rock.
With just one ball, you get so many colour variations! This is how I worked the Birch trees that sold at my open studio. I'm so excited to do more and share it at the Workshop next spring.
Well. Writing this post out is enough to inspire me to make more Noro embroideries! I'm a tad addicted. Linking to The Needle and Thread Network. Now off to stitch : )
Have a lovely day,