Sunday, September 4, 2011

a new background piece prepared...

Since I decided to use my first piece in Karen's class as a sampler, I prepared a new piece ready for stitching. I will continue to use the sampler piece to try new things. The new piece is made up of linen, lace and silk velvet. The linen and silk velvet were initially white but were dyed with the left over liquid from the avocado bundling I did over a week ago. That pink liquid sure did go a long way. I have used it 3 times for dying small pieces of cotton, silk and linen.

new background piece with silk velvet, linen and lace. the linen is a pale pink and the silk velvet a dusty pink. couldn't get the true color in the photo. it measures 10" x10".
Here are some more pictures of the sampler piece with all the techniques learned so far.

measures 6" x 8".

that web stitch has become my favorite. I have placed a bead at the center of each web stitch.

I think you can see the center bead in the web stitch here.


I used a variegated pink and white perle thread here for the web stitch.

14 comments:

handstories said...

my this is growing fast and fabulous. that web stitch is great, i'm going to study it some more. and i know french knots are not practical, but i do love them & that moment when you make one & it works!

Jacky said...

Beautiful...I love what you are doing in Karens class. Have been a huge fan of her work for years...so beautiful and delicate.

Jacky xox

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Wow, Deanna, I am so impressed! You are taking to this like a duck to water! And what you've been doing so far is this side of heaven. You must feel so good about your class with Karen! Thanks for posting... but if my drool ruins my computer you have to pay! LOL!

;-) Debi

joe said...

so much beauty and passion tied up in these threads! my favorite bit, though, is the little tangle of delicate sheer with the web stitch. delightful!!

realm of inspiration said...

deanna,
you have such an eye for detail! your pieces, decorated
with your love for texture and design.
joy to all in the class! hope i run into more examples
from your classmates........

karen said...

Deanna these are such beautiful photographs and worthy of your final piece in my opinion.

Els said...

Nice stitching Deanna!
And the lucky winner over at Nat's!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Finally had a minute to look back orver posts I might have missed. I'm so glad I caught this one. Your hand work just gets better and better. This is a lovely string of detail indeed!

Notjustnat said...

These are so beautiful Deanna. You must let me know next time Karen put on another workshop - Hugs Nat

PJ said...

It is always inspiring to visit your blog....these are beautiful

Yvonne said...

Web stitch on 'the web'! I like the texture of the scrunched fabric.

woman with wings said...

Wow, Deanna, these are gorgeous photos! I, too, love the way the sheer is sort of draped in under the web stitches -- what do you call that, it's so pretty? And the avocado pink, well that silk velvet loves avocado, doesn't it? It's wonderful!

twhich aye said...

the last photo... the pink webs... so beautiful. the smoothness and uniformity. remind me of my childhood in my pink room and sunday dresses :)

deanna7trees said...

thank you all for your kind comments. working on cross stitched letters next. will post them soon. I'm so enjoying Karen's class.

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