Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Red Threads

Another small weekend piece, taking a little break from the larger bits but still working on them non-the-less. I enjoyed the stray red threads and bit of wool that almost turned themselves into a heart (or a juggler with very long arms).

This is water colour on muslin woven strips, wool, threads and ribbon trapped beneath a layer of sheer (also water coloured) and then all stitched by hand.


Anonymous said...

The layering is really effective here, as is framing the piece with ribbon. Lovely!

Diane said...

I just love how you "paint" with threads and other fibers!

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Heloise said...

This piece reminds me of medieval embroidery. Love the background.

Barbara said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments ... it is so great to hear from you!

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Barbara,
Thank you so much for your kind comment.
I like how you colour your cloth before stitching,beautiful.x

Tammie Lee said...

it is so delightful to enjoy your varied artful pieces, this one is a joy.

Sharon said...

Oh my, this is incredible! I love the watercolor look to the background very much. And your stitching is wonderful. Are there beads on there, or French knots? Just wonderful!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

So creative once again! Love it :)