Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery: Spin Art Bird Embroidery

I posted a wee peek of this hand embroidery a few months ago and it's finally finished. It is now hanging in the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member show.
My goal was to see if I could do a stitched version of one of my spin paintings,"spinlicious".
I can't even tell you how many different colours I used for the embroidery version. I really should have written it down.  The glass bird in the center was a present from the Chaos Queen and Professor of Sewing at the University of the Universe, my good pal Karen, who felt it was meant to be used for this piece. I think she was right.  It's hard to see but I added wire to the back edge of the butterfly wings so I could manipulate the wings and give it a 3D effect instead of it just laying flat.

Mental Floss has a wee article about it with a few great video examples. 

and you can learn the in's and outs 
from the mad spinner himself Abraham on his wonderfully inspiring website.

cheers and thanks for visiting my blog

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