Saturday, April 20, 2019

Exhibition


Three days of the exhibition have already come and gone. The exhibition is well visited. There have been over 800 people which is a lot because Als is a small peninsula and there are numerous exhibitions all over the isle.






There is also an art lottery at our exhibition. All the artists have donated a piece of their art and today I became a very lucky woman. I bought some tickets and I won this little ceramic piece. It is about 10 cm high and is called gratitude. Love it! Thank you so much Annette Valstrøm.


These 5 paintings of Inger Dethlefsen I totally adore, to me they are fabulous and therefore I thought you might like them too. They are 5 mtrs x 2 mtrs and are inspired by viking mythology.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Elizabeth




Monday, April 15, 2019

Update


It seems like I lost a bit track of time and forgot to show you what's happening. Sorry about that. After the Pink mania ledger I wanted to explore a bit more with painting and embroidery. In the Pink mania ledger I used pink paint but this time I used off-white in a my little booklet with pale pink and green pages.


On the pink pages I made circular shapes while on the green pages lines and squares.



It was a very interesting excercise and I'm really happy with the result. 


Besides playing with paint and thread I also had to get ready for the Easter exhibition. Really excited about it because I'm taking a lot of items with me that are never seen in real life by anyone besides my family.  Yikes ... lol .. Things will be fine and in 48 hrs I will know how my library Ripple in a pond will look. Will make lots of pictures so you can have a peak too. 


Besides all of this I found time to read this book of Clare Hunter. Loved it and totally worth ones time if you're interested in embroidery and how it is used through history. 


Happy Easter!

Elizabeth

Monday, April 1, 2019

Pink mania


The last pages of the ledger are filled with other pink endeavours. 



Totally enjoyed making these two. A different style, nevertheless the combination of two different paints and embroidery appeals to me. Maybe I make a small ledger with it ...


and like any good tradition I also made a small video.





Enjoy your week with or without the colour Pink!

Elizabeth

Monday, March 18, 2019

Update


hej there. No, I haven't fallen from the blog-earth, just busy creating and not taking time to write about it. The piece above is for the exhibition. At the start I had a different plan, unfortunately I made a mistake and so the balancing act didn't work out. Therefore I took an A0 board, painted it and placed the different colourstudies on it. 



This is an experiment and I have an idea how I can use this. Haven't made that yet because I got Pink-disease ... :-))



Found a small ledger at a thriftshop and for some reason felt very compelled to fill it with pink-ideas. Maybe it was because I had used the leftover pink paint on a big bunch of paper sheets or because of the red hearts on the cover, nevertheless pink mania roares its fury at the moment. All kinds of ideas will find their way into this book which can be used later on when I start with my ledger for class

First I need to get ready for the exhibition. There is still stuff to do, luckily there is still time.

Enjoy yourself and I hope to see you soon again.

Elizabeth

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A sweet heart


Last week I came across a video about macramé. The end result of the knotting rope was a beautiful heart. And as you probably know or already guessed how my brains work; What one can do with rope, one can do with embroidery thread too. And so I made a cord with my snoregaffel (lucet) and used the technique of making the macramé heart to make one with leftover Soul Food thread. 

This technique could be used in colourstudy with thread and the shape doesn't have to be a heart. It could be a circle or a feather or a square or ... 

Well it was lovely to try and surprise myself  ... even if it was just a little bit. :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Elizabeth

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

True vintage, a big post


The True vintage ledger is ready and I'm bubbly happy with it. The picture above is the last page and if I remember well this is the first time I used lace in my work. There are two squares of lace that were gifted to me some years ago. Never really found a place were they belonged or could live but together with the lace trim it was a natural fit. 


In the collage you can see the page with the three prairiepoint pieces. All made in different papers and laid down differently to add a bit of interest.


Grandmothers flowergarden had to be added to a vintage ledger, I think. I haven't managed to sew them together like one does with fabric, still I do like them. Again, I made three of them in different papers.


A real breakthrough when I finally managed to make a paper puff or paper Suffolk puff I should say. So happy with it ... :-))



There are two pages, opposite from each other, one with appliqué and one with reverse appliqué. Each time with the same stitches, so one could really see the difference between these two techniques. 



At one point there was sunshine and I couldn't resist making this picture. I simply love it, the shadows of the thread and the needle, as mrs Teacher would say: "Tummy flips" .. :-)




Ofcourse I had to make a video too because I do realize that it is difficult to get a full picture of this project with just a few snapshots.

I really enjoyed myself making this ledger. Now it is time again to move on and finish some UFO's for the exhibition.

Hope you are enjoying yourself too!

Elizabeth

Monday, February 11, 2019

True Vintage


On the first of January the first post about this Vintage-project was posted. Stuff happend ... another project and the sniffles with fever. But now about 6 weeks later I can show you lots of progress.


All the stitching is done in ledger itself, so no stitching on a separate piece of paper. All kinds of stitches are used, also those I normally don't use, to make it more diverse and interesting.


Annotations are not forgotten and are a part of the charm of the pages. They are done on a separate piece of paper but also from a vintage ledger.


This photograph I called The road of stitch ... 


and I hope our paths will cross ... Two pictures, one title ... love doing that on Flickr.

Already made a start with the second part of the ledger which will involve old written material. Therefore I hope to be back here very soon again.

In the meantime ... Enjoy yourself!

Elizabeth