Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wearable Art

 An adventurous needle painting. I no more than finished making this blouse   and I thought  it needed some embroidery. The colors in the Batik fabric from Connecting Threads led me directly to Trish Burr's Needle Painting Embroidery 'Wild Rose'.
 From the back you can see I like to 'outline' the entire design in split stitch before I begin 'needle painting'. This give me a real idea of how the design will work and If I need to make an adjustment in color or an added element. It also holds the backing, in this case a small piece of lawn, taunt.
Even the buttons echo the colors! The good Lord knew I needed to relax and enjoy some stitching time!
Thanks to Mary Corbett for daily inspiration. Without her web site I may never have found how much enjoyment could be had from the simple activity of embroidery.