Saturday, July 12, 2014

embedded in class work....

Concentrating on the family album I've been working on in Karen Ruane's Alchemy class and the new class that just started....Lace, Paper, Cloth and Stitch.

click on the images for close-ups.

family pictures embellished with stitch and the 59th Street bridge. it all happened in New York City

silk, cotton, chenille, paper, rope, lace with free motion embroidery and hand stitch

I ordered some 9" circular needles and am anxious to try them in making a pair of socks. I do not like working with double points. Hoping this will be a good alternative. I'll let you know how it goes.

Stay cool, or warm, depending on where you are and have a great week.

17 comments:

liniecat said...

Gosh I love that hooped piece especially!

handstories said...

the bridge is a great focal point, balancing family & memories.

Rachel said...

There is a really fascinating texture in the hooped piece!

Els said...

Looks very special with the photos (paper) incorporated in the work ....
Karen has some wonderful unusual ideas ;-)

Ms. said...

So, the fifty ninth street bridge...hmm...from where to where? I thought of you at the Museum yesterday...when I was looking at Minerals actually...this is such a great project. how lucky you have the photographs, and the skills to weave them together.

Jane Galley said...

What a fascinating piece Deanna, looks wonderful. Hope the socks work out, I'll be interested in knowing the result

margaret said...

amazing piece,no amend to amazing pieces they really are very nice. I cannot imagine where you started on the bridge piece but wow it is great

karen said...

you know how much I love these...sigh...Socks? That would definitely be a challenge too far for me...

Mosaic Magpie said...

Both project are interesting, the piece in the hoop has great texture and softness. The photo piece thought provoking, I wonder where the bridge is leading them or where it took them away.
Deb

Susan Hemann said...

lovely work, I am excited to see how your paper and stitch project turns out. I am sorry I wasn't able to join you in Karen's class, over committed right now. Have a good week!

Mo Crow said...

Wow! brilliant work Deanna!

Judy said...

Love the whole idea of the 'bridge' in your piece. It feels like it's coming right at the viewer! Your hooped embroidery is awesome - as each one always is.
I only knit socks on circs - can't stand dpns for socks! I knit 2-at-a-time toe-up on a long circ. There are tons of YouTubes on the technique and once you get started it is so easy!
Have a great week!

xxoo

Jillayne said...

Love these images Deanna... I am firmly embedded in Karen's classes too - going from one to another, trying different things - best summer school ever!

Anita said...

Lovely projects! The lacy embroidered piece is beautiful.Love the gingham leaf.I was trying to find the paper in this piece but can't figure it out.Did you use it as a stabilizer for free motion embroidery in this piece?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm interesting in hearing your opinion after you've tried the circular needles. I don't mind working with straights when I'm knitting in the round, but I also like working with circs. There is a method I've seen to do socks using two circular needles, but I haven't given it a try.

Deb G said...

My first comment disappeared. :( I've tried socks on circulars and didn't really enjoy the process. Might have been better if I had been making socks with more stitches. I don't mind double points so it wasn't worth trying to figure it out...

Nat Palaskas said...

Lovely family album Deanna. You are so good keeping up with class work. I can't concentrate with all the construction going here and packing all my stuff ready to move in my studio. Love that lace work in the hoop.

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