Monday, February 01, 2010

Skull Embroidery


It took me a while to get up the courage to do the face and arms but after examining medieval and ecclesiastical embroidery I got up the courage. Mary Corbet's site at Needle'n Thread is probably one of the BEST for exploring embroidery of this nature.

February

is
National Embroidery Month
If you're in Yellow Springs Ohio area, the Mad River Valley Chapter is having a show a the YS Library as well as ongoing events.
For info please visit YSArts

8 comments:

David Howard said...

I have only been to the US once - my wife spoke at an education conference in Orlando, so I got a ride in her suitcase. Fortunately for me I went to the Miami gallery and saw a photo exhibition - all large format B&W originals of Frida Kahlo. Next time I will go to Ohio and visit the Embroidery Kahlo of Yellow Springs.

Art said...

Your skulldrugery paid off!

I think the skins came out well, but I'm most partial to the colorful birds. : )

JafaBrit's Art said...

I have only seen one of her paintings in the real David and I was astonished at how small it was, BUT how powerful.
If you and the wife come you have a place to stay :)

Art, I am with you, I like the birds the most.

José said...

Hi there,

Great work !
Now you can stop painting :-)
This reminds me that there's a knitting exhibition on the streets of France, if I'm not mistaken.

Take care,

José

JafaBrit's Art said...

Thanks Jose, but naw, don't think I will be stopping painting anytime soon :)
Hope all is well at your end.

leanne pizio said...

Beautiful Jafa. Wonderful work. I want to touch it.

deb said...

So that is AMAZING!! Wow!!

Nature Photography said...

Beautiful work. Its so nice, thanks for the post art. i like it.