Anyway, back to the main business, the important stuff, embroidery. Remember I had hit a brain block with the piece I was making for my bedroom? When that happens I have a tendency to get all my stuff out from before. I mean ALL my stuff, sketchbooks, samples, finished work, everything. Never mind the mess or the fact that there is nowhere to put your feet in the house, it generally works. I apologise if you have seen this before but it really helps take me back to why I do this, what drives me. This is a small section of some artwork I did using domestic cloths, kitchen towels as inspiration. There were more pictures of this but I am not sure if you have seen it and I didn't want to repeat myself. Anyhow, this tiny piece of artwork led originally to the stitched samples below it. I'm not sure if you have seen this before either....sorry if you have but it is so relevant. The artwork above led to these samples, again from an old sketchbook. When I say sketchbook referring to my own, I use the term very loosely. I am not a natural, conventional sketcher. Not a lot of pencils and painting going on around here. I really, really wish I felt able to draw more. I see some artwork, illustrative work in particular and have such a yearning, but it's not to be. God I'm rabbiting now, back to the sewing. I made some tiny hexagon blocks out of cotton and lace as a surface to embellish with stitch. I remembered how lovely it was to embroider on this piece and it has led to the creation of a new surface to stitch on for the next part of my bedroom piece.
So far I have applied french knots to a long strip of silk. This is really quite time consuming and I'm not even half way down yet but ideas are coming all the time and this piece may well change as it grows. There is a funny conversation going on at the moment over here on flickr questioning my sanity!! Feel free to join in, I can take it!
The plan then, do more of this, change it a little bit, see what happens, tell you what happened! Now I am off to do some blog hopping, hope you've all been busy!
p.s. don't forget my give away below. I think I will draw it at the weekend.