Thursday, February 04, 2010

Seed of Torments

I think that's what I'm going to call this embroidery panel. I finished this section above and am now working on the tedious long & short stitch for Kahlo's shawl. I take breaks because I lose track of time and can sit and embroider for 4 hours straight. Last time I did that I ended up with tennis elbow.

Retro Craft Corner
1970 Art Deco Bedroom
from McCalls Needlework Magazine

I love how they used embroidery and quilting hoops, wooden beads all sprayed silver to make the headboard, totally cool.
The bedspread is lacy filet crochet with diagonal stitches. I LOVE this bedroom, I WANT this bedroom lol! They even give instructions on how to make the lights, which I think have a very contemporary look to them.


Sheree Rensel said...

Your Frida embroidery is unfrickin believable! You are so gifted!

JafaBrit's Art said...

AAAh! thanks Sheree :)

Bill Evertson said...

looks like it's coming together nicely. Be sure to ice that elbow between sessions :-)

Undaunted said...

Without wishing to sound repetitive - your embroidery is just incredible, and your designs are so imaginative. You're amazing :)

Still Waters Studio said...

I think this is going to be your most impressive piece yet! What a lot of work goes into this!

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks Bill, undaunted and Still Waters :) I am hoping this one is the bridge to more adventurous work.