Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Off on a Stitching Adventure....

My art buddy, Penny, and I are off to the San Francisco Bay area for an exciting 2 day workshop at the Teahouse Studio in Berkeley. We are taking "Layers of lines, Layers of Meaning: Thick Embroidery with Rebecca Ringquist. We are taking some old embroidered fabrics and our sewing machines, a list of fun places to visit, and some cookies for my son Jason who will join us for dinner on Thursday.
Check out Rebecca's cool website for a look at her wonderful stitching.

So while thinking of embroidering I thought I'd post some photos of things "embroidered" from the past.
The top piece is a sampler that I just keep working on...not sure what I will do with it when done...

This piece is from a fiber ATC project that I joined online years ago. Each month we made an ATC and posted for the others to see. I finally got them stitched onto a piece of linen.
I cut off the top a bit in this photo...oops.

These next pieces are samples for a fiber arts class that I wanted to teach for Artfiberfest (but didn't).
I still need to fill in the fabric pages with lots of stitching and illustration.

Just a funny embroidered bird tea party I never really finished...maybe I will now.

A close up of an angel I stitched many years ago. I ended up sewing it to the front of a handbag and sent it in to a magazine...can't remember which one!

Another funny little piece. Just some stitching around and on a piece of bright bird fabric.

Love stitching with these hand dyed felts I found on Etsy...
I use these on fiber jewelry and other pieces of fiber art.

Hope you have a creative and stitchy week full of fiber fun!
Hope to have some workshop photos when I return sometime next week.


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Look forward to seeing you there...I'm driving down from Portland for the workshop. Should be a lot of fun! Suzanne

Pixie said...

Wonderful wonderful fibre arty pieces Mary,,i love the bird.. have a wondeful time away.

Pixie xx

Jacky said...

What a feast of stitching...I love it! Cant wait to see what you come with. What bliss...a weekend away with a friend stitching and socialising.

Have fun.

Jacky xox

dulcy said...

What an inspiring post Mary! All that fiber, color, and wonderful stitching is just what I needed to see this morning. Have a wonderful time, and can't wait to see what you create!


Yael said...

Have fun dear Mary! Waiting to see what you will bring back! :-)

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Marie said...

Hi Mary,

Oh it sounds like your trip is going to be so much fun!
I love all of your stitching. The one word that comes to me is "cheerful".
Happy Trails : )

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

WOW I really love that top one!!!

HUGS and keep it up something wonderful going on there :-}


MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary. enjoyed seeing your stitched art pieces--they are just so pleasing.
best from Tunisia,

ShabbySheep said...

Hi Mary, I've been out of the loop for months 'cause of health problems, but wanted to tell you I'm back!!! And enjoying reading my favorite blogs again too. Your handwork is absolutely stunning. Is there anything you can't do, girl?