Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Bubbledom is one of the destinations in The World of Possibilities. So of course it will have an embroidered panel on the outside of the casket.
But all of the different places you see on the casket exterior will have an illustrated story on the inside.
I have already made a miniature version of my Red House Book and it fits in the upper section of the casket. It is 4 1/4" x 7". Each book will be that size.
So these two embroideries will be in the little book describing Bubbledom.
It is a toy shop.
This is a different 'view' of Bubbledom. It is also one of the drawings I shared with you last December.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
It is a quilters paradise here in central Indiana as shows and exhibits open in Indianapolis and Bloomington.
One of the exhibits in Bloomington, IN is at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
In 2014 my quilting group, The Charm Club, got a behind the scenes look at some of the extraordinary artifacts in the Mathers collection. Our task was to pick a piece to inspire a quilt of our own design and making.
I almost got the job done except I created an embroidery instead of a quilt.
In the center of the image above is a photo of a 'bracelet' found in one of the collection drawers. It is made to imitate a watch. I had hoped to use the watch face in the clock tower of a tunnel embroidery.
The scale proved to be a problem so I ended up with a simplified traditional face but the inspiration was always in the back of my mind.
But the image that truly took my breath away was pulling back a curtain to peek inside a closet of Asian robes. The colors of all the silks hanging together was amazing.
I hope the layers of color in my village scene hold some of that same intense color.
For the exhibit at the Mathers I presented the tunnel book in a frame.
It will have a permanent home in my embroidery casket one day.
The exhibit is now open and on Saturday March 5, from 1-2:30 pm, myself and other members of the Charm Club will be at the museum to answer questions about our work.
Stop in to visit if you can!
Friday, February 19, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Isn't this stunning?
Stitched by Majo van der Woude at
You can see step by step how she stitched this on wool.
I am surprised I didn't know about Majo's site since we are both avid students in the 'Cabinet of Curiosities'.
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