Saturday, November 19, 2011

A 30 year old idea.

Hello, are you having a nice weekend?

I really enjoy myself these days. Do you want to see what I'm up to? Well, if you're here you have no other choice. :-)

This spring/summer when we had our large cleanout I found something that I made 30 years ago. I had forgotten all about it until now. It's not that it is so wonderful but I want you to see it and understand how I came to this new idea. The rooster has no background so the whole thing feels a bit unfinished. I remember when I made it that I was pretty proud when it was finished. I had never seen anything like it, and still I've not seen that.

The rooster is framed and we used to have it on the wall when we were young and students. I simply painted the rooster on a cotton fabric and then embroidered all the lines.

It's pretty much the same thing I'm doing now. This one is just a test to see if I can make something worthwile. I have plenty of ideas to work on if I consider this try as successful. I've already discovered something to do different at the next one. As you see I've just started so it's not that easy to get a picture of how it will become when finished.

Do you recognice the main face? Yes, it is one of my faces that I transfered to this cotton fabric. The stonefence and that warped tree are typical where I live. The images on this fabric could represent the girl's life, or something like it.

I promise to show it off when finished. It will take some time though because I'm searching for the right way to do things.

Don't you think this could give some fab results? I'm just a bit afraid that I've gone too close to the edges on this one, well it's a test.
Have a good weekend and take care.


  1. Ååå, den var gull:) Så kjekt å finne sånne gamle skatter.
    Så spennende ut bildet du holder på med, ja hvor to go now.

  2. I do love the rooster, it has an old world feel to it. Reminds me of a folk art style. And this new piece looks amazing. I can't wait to see it completed, I think it is coming along very nicely. I like the colors you're using, as well. It looks like you're telling a story. :)

  3. Going to look awesome, I already love it and the rooster! Your really neat and creative with stitching art!

  4. Laila, Thank you so much, will pass your lovely comment onto Alfie, He'll love the fuss! :)

  5. Oooh, so looking forward to your finished look! You've been a busy arty bee :) Have an awesome week!