It often surprises me how the piece of creativity I’m working on, reflects what I’m surrounded by or preoccupied with.
This piece of rust dyed fabric with a few simple stitches is a work in progress. It is suggesting scorched earth to me, and raindrops falling into puddles making ripples to quench and cool.
It connects me to Australia and Aboriginal art and my heartfelt yearning for those fires to calm and for people and wildlife to find safety.
The ripples go out to cover the world – we are all connected.
Joining Cathy with the wonderful In a Vase on Monday meme.
Love-in-the-mist, Gardeners Garters and (learn to love your weeds) ground elder flowers.
They are cosying-up in an old glass bottle that I found in the hedge of the farm cottage I lived in many years ago. Some of the materials in this piece of collage/embroidery are from that house and that time – the 1970s. Happy memories.
This is how the piece looks now with some Swarovski crystals added and some more stitching.
I’ve combined a little crochet to add to the texture
I’m just a tincey bit excited about adding crochet to embroidery and fabric collage – no that’s not true – I’m leaping about and squealing with excitement – can’t wait to see where this takes me.
Thankfully, life is returning to somewhere near normal, a health scare in the family caused us all some anxiety for a while and daily rhythms went a bit haywire, but happily we are through to the other side and good health and well-being has returned. Sorry to be mysterious but as it was not my own health issue, I don’t feel I can say more.
I have just spent a wonderful few days recharging my own batteries with creativity – that’s what works for me. Sleep doesn’t do it, but sewing, painting, crochet and being in my own creative space, exploring all manner of delicious possibilities does it every time. I’ve even started dreaming in stitches and colour combinations again!
I feel like I’ve hit a Vein of Gold, long may it last.
Posted in collage, crafty tricks, Crochet, garden, textiles, Vase on Monday
Tagged chain stitch, coastal themed textile art, crochet and embroidery combined, embroidery, In a Vase on Monday, Love-in-the-Mist, nigella, running stitch, Swarovski crystals, textile art, texture
A work in progress…….
Needing a rest from crochet for a while, I have returned to some of the textile pieces I started back in Dec/Jan when I was staying in the treehouse near Solva.
I might add beads, shells and maybe a crocheted seahorse …… I’m in the exciting phase of experimentation and exploring a multitude of possibilities………