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

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This is a small piece from the weekend ~ sometimes a take a little break from the bigger pieces with the rovings and lots of stitch. I named it sunspot because it makes me think of what a sunspot would be like ~ if I could indeed see one ...

watercolour on both muslin and sheer nylon fabric with stray wool and threads trapped beneath ~ hand-stitched with french knots for fun


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, your piece is so so sweet and soft, love it Barbara!
Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead. xx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful! Wow, you are so creative! Love it.

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Tammie Lee said...

I love that you share the components and techniques, and that you call it sunspot. For me this is a dancing fairy~

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Barbara
Just love the softness of your work no matter the piece. Your stitches tread lightly somehow.
These pastels are gorgeous. The only time I ever use a brush is when I am applying my silk dyes to cloth.
What threads do you use in your Kantha stitching?
I am currently working on a pastel piece at present.