Monday, March 1, 2010
My head is spinning with great embellishment techniques and fibers. My hands just don't work fast enough to do all the creations in my head. I just had to share some pieces with you that I have been working on.
I have been having a great time creating with our hand dyed threads and beads. I love the little fly stitch which was introduced to me while teaching in Melbourne, Australia by one of my students. Here I used hand dyed #8 perle cotton and wonderful seagrass which is now one of my favorite threads. I love how using different fibers gives you a variety of looks.
Here I have used a metallic thread and hand dyed floss for a coral and a Pekinese stitch. They give such depth to the wool.
I also have some stranded Japanese flosses which I love because the variegation is short and you get instant textural gratification. Here I have done a chevron stitch as well as bullion knots.
I have a great bead book which I have been experimenting with and love this coral stitch done in silk thread with seed beads.
Have fun creating