Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stitching Woman Gonna Work It Out

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I've been going back to older thought-it-was-completed work.  The crow was just a study though that Valerie White said I needed to complete when she saw it last year.  Can you see where I'm going with this?  I had no idea I would release the crow from the rectangle...it was impulsive on my part and while cutting I thought this was the seed from Penny Sisto that was beginning to bloom.  The crow doesn't work against this blue but I have a orangey-red silk that I think would work as a surrounding back ground.  I'm just not willing to sacrifice the silk if I don't have a clearer picture of what is happening with Mr. Crow and until I do it will sit yet again.  


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This is 'Round Midnight.  I blogged about it over a year ago, but knew it needed something more.  I added the red circulars but failed to check value before stitcheing 3 of them.  It is the brighter section of the varigated thread that gives some contrast.  I think I have a solution but I'm going to stitch 2 more circulars before attempting to work it out.  


The motivation to go back into older pieces is coming from an upcoming display in the fall at a coffee shop and I want more coffee house friendly pieces...about 10-15.  



3 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed seeing these pieces. I look forward to seeing what you do with the crow and Round Midnight.

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  2. Oh, see, I loved the crow against that blue..because it looked as though it was addressing a group of crows who are facing it..(the dark crow-colored dyeing at the bottom of your scanned fabric)looks like hinted-at crows lined up) and the yellow around your perfectly released crow resonates well against the blue circles...GREAT work, valerie was right to encourage this crow to flight!

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