Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stupendous Stitching...


After having seen a beautiful piece of art done by my friend Diana, I took Carol Ann Waugh's online class, Stupendous Stitching.

I started out as the lessons suggested, first making my stitch bible and then I got into the couching and decorative stitching (you can see some of this in this previous post). This is where I just couldn't stay the course...

As is so often the case, I started to stray from the lessons and play around with my own ideas.  I cut away a bit here, machine appliquéd some pieces on there...etc.

I then cut away the two side strips and because I just can't seem to waste anything, they became another small piece that you can see here.

What I had left was then layered over a larger black piece of fabric, hand stitched and quilted to within an inch of it's life, and then I added some beading and buttons on the lower part as well as big, fun buttons on top to create the hanging loops.

Here are a few detail shots:



 

And here is the finished piece:

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    1. Thanks Robbie. It was a fun piece to work on.

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  2. Oh Linda...so jazzy...fantastic. I can't wait to see it up close. I'm going to check out the sites you recommended. I'm still...friggin...wondering how you damn well DO IT!! lol

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    1. Thanks Leah! It was a fun piece to play with. As for how...one stitch at a time...LOL

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  3. I love this piece. Can I put it on my website as a sample of stupendous stitching projects? Please let me know by emailing me at carol@carolannwaugh.com and have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I'd be honoured to have you use it as a sample. That's very flattering!

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  4. Wow Wow Super wow! I love this! I bought the course when it was on special but have not started it yet! Now I know what will be my first 2013 project!

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie. I did the same...bought it in the summer, on sale and then got busy with a lot of other things. I'm glad I finally got to it though because it's a lot of fun. I'll look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  5. Linda, I took that class too and it was so much fun. But I absolutely love your project! Wow!

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    1. Thanks Lynda. It's a fun technique that I can see incorporating into other works in the future.

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    1. Thanks. It was fun to work on. Almost addictive when it got to the hand stitching...

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  7. This piece just knocks my artsy-fartsy socks right straight off! Cosmic beauty! Stellar stuff! I am positively intoxicated.

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    1. Thanks so much Bonnie. I am totally blushing...

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  8. This is so inspiring, its shows that your really enjoyed playing around with this!

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    1. Thanks. And yes, I certainly had a lot of fun with this piece.

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