Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sumptuous Surfaces - finished piece

Finished stitching the first piece from Sharon B's Sumptuous Surfaces course and made it up into a postcard. Funny, looking at the actual piece the leaf shape (horse chestnut) doesn't show up so clearly, but in the photo the contrast between the emptier paler leaf and the closely textured darker background is very marked. Although the leaf part with the long stitches was worked in a hoop the threads have pulled the fabric up a bit. Maybe they do need a bit of couching. But I want the smooth lines really.I was finding the textured bit easier as I did more of it, but still don't feel I quite have grasped how to organise it, it is still a bit of a muddle to me. Sharon's course is lovely and has so much in it. I need to read through the lessons again and then get stuck into the second part of it, a similar project but using colours.

7 comments:

Suzi said...

This looks fantastic! I also took the sumptuous surfaces course and it's great to see your progress!
I haven't started the coloured piece yet either..

Suzi

JoWynn Johns said...

The textured parts don't look a bit muddled to me. They look beautiful. I'm so glad I got to see this piece finished. It's great!

Leanne Hurren said...

Gorgeous textures Barbara and lovely muted colour. I think the design is just right - abstract but you can still see that it's based on a leaf. Love your box aswell in your last post - great book isn't it!

Muza said...

I love your piece. I have chosen a similar colour frame and theme, leaves with brown and crème. But I haven't finished the first piece yet. I will let myself be inspired by you!

Julie said...

Good to see the finished piece Barbara. It's turned out well - so much work in the beading!

MargB said...

Just came across your finished piece, Barbara. It worked really beautifully didn't it. the texture and contrast are just lovely

sharonb said...

I nearly missed this post - gosh I am glad I didn't its a fantastic piece and I don't think the textured areas look muddled - its just lovely