Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fun with paper

For the longest times I'm interested in how people meet, where people meet and how they share their story. I find that totally fascinating. Therefore I decided to spend some more time with this topic again. In the collage above meeting points were on my mind.

In this picture it is about meeting place between two people and the creation of their space.

The last two photographs are about equality and the difficulties in that when it comes to sharing stories. 

All the pieces are made with the same white paper. The differences in colour are because of the light at the moment they were taken. My apologies for that. The inspiration to create these pieces like this are taken from the work of Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. If you like to know more about them and their art, here is a link.

Have a wonderful day.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Two ladies and the sun, the final post

In the picture above you can see the result after the two layers of the Bayeux stitch are done. Only the stemstitch all around as a finish touch is missing. 

After I finished the stemstitch part, some smaller helleristninger, rock carvings were added. The piece is signed in elder futhark, which felt more appropriate. 

This project was one that remained on my list of things I wanted to make and now I did. I learned that it is very possible to do large areas in Bayeux stitch. Besides this was also the first time I embroidered  on cloth with crochet yarn and it works fine on linen.

Now I'm gonna dive in some paperwork again, love to work with paper. Wish there were more hours in a day, so I could do more .. :-)

Enjoy your weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2018

Two ladies and the sun

A lot of stitching happend during the last few days. I really like this red on the natural coloured linen, it all fits wonderfully together. The first layer is now almost done which means the second layer can be started this weekend. Although to be fair there will not be much stitching happening since we are gonna visit Koldinghus with and the exhibition they are having at the moment this weekend and there is some other stuff on the calender. Therefore it probably will take a week or so to get the second layer done.

Anyway, you have fun with your projects and have a lovely november weekend!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Two ladies and the sun

Just a quick update-post to show you the progress made. The first layer of one lady is done and I'll soon start the next one. I never did Bayeux stitch with crochet yarn nor such a big space, the circle I mean. Therefore my fingers are crossed that things will work out when I put on the second layer. Well there is still a fair amount to do before I have to cross that bridge.

Let's keep stitching!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Back again!

After a week of headaches and two days of a lovely but very painful migraine it seems that I'm back in shape again. I say seems since only this morning I started feeling that way and really hope it lasts!!!!

This pieces is already for more than a week on the way not an awful lot happend but with some work of this morning included it looks at least as something is growing towards a piece. 

As you can see, the inspiration is taken from a photograph that I took in Sweden in 2012. There are very few helleristninger, stone carvings, in which you can see women. Lots and lots of men with very big private parts but women, nope. So therefore I like this one best and I don't want to embroider private parts, :-). (I really loved rereading this old blogpost, Julie, so thanks again.)

Now it is time to get a move on, I embroidered all morning, because there is also other stuff that need to be happening!

Have a lovely day and I do hope you (re)read the old blogpost because I think it is still fun to read.

C ya Elizabeth

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The absolute final touches on the portrait

I know, I know, I said the final post already a few times but this time it truly has to be the final post. Why? Because everything is done, even the signing and now it is safely stored away until Easter. 

The passepartout is pinpricked to create texture and that's also the way how the rectangle in the middle is removed. It adds some interest between the two sheets of white paper. 

Did I already tell you that 'm just so happy with the result? If not, you do know now! :-)

This evening I will finish a pillow, one of my UFO's.

Enjoy yourself.