As promised in last week's post, this week we'll explore some of my students' embroidery projects. First up is Elizabeth's stumpwork piece she started last week. She brought along with her a beautifully illustrated children's book. The colourful and witty illustrations are by Lilo Fromm. Do check out her website (and scroll down a bit as it starts rather 'grey'!) as there is inspiration to be had. Her illustrations would be wonderful as canvas embroideries too!
Elizabeth choose this lovely illustration of the witch's house. It is a nicely layered picture, ideal for stumpwork embroidery. It does however mean, that you'll need to do a lot of stitching before you can start the nice lady and the gorgeous chap in the foreground. That said, stitching a witch's house is never dull!
This is progress after five days of stitching. We had particular fun with the broken glass windows. We opted for black silk with white sheer fabric 'glass sherds' fused with bondaweb. Cleverly stitching the partitions and the frame over the fused fabrics should ensure that they'll stay put even when the bondaweb disintegrates with time.
And what do you think of our cat with the three eyes? He, or are three-eyed cats female?, has been created by covering a black felt base with black silk chenille. He then got a felt head adorned with three silver plated spangles and tiny black beads for his eyes. I think he is an adorable witch's cat.
Although we only barely touched upon stitching the witch, we did manage to stitch her face. You can tell she is the cats mother, as she has three eyes too!
Elizabeth now has lots of fun homework to do. And once she gets stuck for inspiration, I'll get to help her on her way again. I am very much looking forward to see this lovely piece grow.
And then there is this fantastic crewel piece by Ellen. She started it in February and finished it a couple of weeks ago. It is always so nice to see how a piece eventually turns out. Five days of stitching is rarely enough to finish projects of this scale, so I am always very pleased when I find pictures in my inbox!
Loes van Harinxma-Buiter
Dank je wel Loes!
What exceptional work. Just amazing! What fun you must have in your class!
Oh, we had! So much fun to come up with all the 'stump' solutions.
Beautiful work! Congrats to the students and the tutor!
Thank you Marina!
Thank you Catherine! I am very proud of my ladies too.
Petje af voor het mooie werk van je cursisten Jessica.
Dank je wel Mabel!
En petje af voor jou Jessica!
En jij voor het zo prachtig afmaken, Ellen!
Ziet er super uit, leuke designs......!
Dank je wel Henriet!
mieke van der maaten
Het valt mij op dat het crewel ontwerp enorm lijkt op de ontwerpen van het "Castello Branco" borduurwerk uit Portugal, waar ik eengroot deel van het jaar woon. Het grote verschil is slechts dat daar met zijde op linnen wordt geborduurd, I.p.v. met wol. In mijn borduurclub wordt heel vaak volgens Castello Branco.
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