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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Sedum Series




This is the second in the series ... of sedum heads from last fall. I hope you like the colours and the stitches, and the bits and pieces of stitch left behind. The second piece seemed softer that the first ... maybe not so controlled or anticipated.
This is watercolour on muslin, with rovings and handstitch.


12 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Barbara
Just love these beautiful soft water colours and stitching - not unlike the piece that I hope to post tomorrow after photographing in good light. What do you plan to make with these pieces eventually? Just gorgeous!
x Suzy

Shammickite said...

Lovely colours and textures, but I think I've said that about your work before! I really like these pieces.
BTW I just came back from your favourite place, and mine too.... the Rock!

Judy Ferguson said...

I do not know very much about watercolor on fabric. I have used the watercolor dyes. But you are really good at it and I would love to see that vase of roses as an art quilt.

Barbara said...

Hi, Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a message ... it keeps one going.
Judy, the watercolour on fabric is pretty simple ... just what it sounds and truthfully behaves not too different from paper. The wetter the surface the more it travels ... at times, I will need to let it dry before proceeding.
Very, very best wishes,
Barbara

Shammickite said...

Not sure which streets I photographed, Prescott Street I think, possibly Kings Road, and perhaps part of Gower St. More pictures to come! We had a wonderful week, sunshine and blue skies, and thick fog on the day we left to come home. Did all the touristy things, Bell Island, Bay Bulls, Signal Hill, Cape Spear etc etc.... I always leave part of my heart there every time I leave. And I'm a CFA!

Sharon said...

Hi Barbara, I so love all that you are doing. The watercolor on muslin especially. I will also have to check out the tutorial on framing. I too have that problem on how to present it.
I married a Chapman. My maiden name was Judd. A few years ago I started searching family tree's but it got layed aside. Now you have me curious and shall have to take it up again. It is intriguing to say the least.

Sharon said...

I think your watercolours on fabric are so beautiful, and the stitching you add makes them so beautifully textural. I wish I could feel them! How big are these pieces? I love the colors you used on these.

Shammickite said...

I didn't visit The Rooms this time, but I was inside in 2009. Click on Newfoundland in my labels to see posts from NF 2009.

Tammie said...

I love the colors and the stitches, soothing, soft and alive all at once.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

So beautiful!!! You are very creative!!
I love all the soft colors.

Heloise said...

Such warm muted colours. I have not tried water colours on fabric.

Cotton Picker said...

I love the idea of watercolour on muslin and will have to try that myself.

Regarding the question of how to display small pieces, I had the same problem. My sister came up with a solution that works for me. I staple a complimentary background fabric onto 3/8-inch plywood and then adhere the piece to the cloth wrapped wood with double sided tape. Then I just slip it in a floating frame. I am fortunate as my brother-in-law makes custom frames for me and only asks me for the cost of the materials.