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Embroidered flower missed the mark; so, taking 2nd class
October 7, 2011, 7:06 am
Filed under: Melita's Adaptations, Orchids, Photo Embroidery Class

Well, I missed the mark on the this project because I didn’t start with the right subject. And, I stitched in a classic embroidery style. So, I’m glad to get a second chance at an Oct 22 class at Rittenhouse Needlepoint.

Here’s the concept for the first class I took a few months ago with Joetta Maue – Glean from daily observation to create a one of a kind personal artwork by creating a visual “diary sampler” of embroidery stitches, incorporating abstraction and pattern or confessional writing and images. The “diary” of stitches will be explored as a daily act and observation. We will discuss the creative use of diaristic writing and daily life documentation, while looking at examples of contemporary fiber artists.

It was supposed to be more ‘Autobiographical Embroidery’. I don’t know what photo to take for the second class but I’m thinking about a photo from our wedding because we are celebrating 25 years of marriage next year! At least that is more in keeping with the concept.

I have stitched the orchid before ( & it still looks nice enough:

March 8, 2010, 11:38 pm
Filed under: Orchids
In honor of the Flower Show, which was excellent this year, I’m sharing a small excercise done as part of Mary Shipp’s class. I had to demonstrate asymmetrical balance.  So, I selected a photo from a past Philadelphia  Flower Show that demonstrated that & tried to recreate it. I didn’t spend a ton of time on it – just enough to get the point across.

I sketched it.

And, I stitched it.