Monday, August 22, 2016

The alphabet


A new week has started. We had some gorgeous sunsets during the weekend which gave me the opportunity to make some photographs outside. The H is constructed with french knots and lots of them. Used this technique already several times and still it gives me a sense of calmness. These seemingly endless repetitions are like a meditation and all of a sudden the piece is already finished.


You saw already this S last week, since it is one of my favorites I had to make another picture of it. Simply because I love it. 

Have a grand start of your week while remembering your beautiful, lovely, stunning moments of the weekend.

Elizabeth


Friday, August 19, 2016

Celtic idea


Some years ago I designed and embroidered this celtic peace sign. For some reason while on holiday I thought about it and decided that it would be a wonderful idea if I embroidered it on paper with bullion knots.


Made a tiny sample to see if it was possible at all. Conclusion it is possible with a lot of patience and since patience is my middlename it is a project I would like to do. Unfortunately I don't have any time to start such an elaborate project since I still have a lot of work to do for the exhibition,  so this is one that has to wait. One project for the rainy day when I have nothing to do. 

Hope your days are just as much filled with all kinds of work that you love. Have a fantastic weekend.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The alphabet


Two letters of my new alphabet project today. In the picture above you see the letter P. A lot of texture was added by using all white threads in different thickness and stitches. It is done totally random and I love it.


The letter S is backstitched first and than needlelace in silk thread is added. Again a lot of texture, it gives it a bit of a 3D-effect. It would be lovely to stitch a word in this technique but that's for another time.

That's all for today. Have a wonderful summerday and I'll see you soon again.

Elizabeth

Monday, August 15, 2016

A new addition to the Nordals project


For this idea I took the name of the village Mjels. The idea for this page is more or less and extension of the page I made for Guderup. I tried a different technique, ripping out part of the lettering instead of pinpricking it. Although I like the texture given by ripping I'm not really sure it works in this composition. Never mind the idea is now stored on a page for future reference and that is enough.


And ofcourse I couldn't resist making a detailed picture of the bullion knots standing proud on the paper.

Have a wonderful start of your week!

Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A new start

 

The summer holiday has come and gone. School for the kids started again. A new start for me too and I could hardly wait to start making the ideas that I jotted down while being in Norway.


A new serie called The Alphabet. The Alphabet is gonna be a sample serie of each letter of the alfabet. As you can see in the pictures blue and white are gonna be the leading ladies and it will be a minimalistic serie.

Besides this serie I als need to finish the Nordals-project and the pieces for the exhibition next spring. So I'm looking forward to a lot of hours of creative work.

Time to get started!

Elizabeth

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Addition to the Nordals-project



Another village got their lettering. Again a minimalistic one. At the moment I'm more drawn to small mark making than to extensive ones. I could easily have doodled on the lettering or embellished them with different stitches but that doesn't feel right at the moment, so I leave it to this.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The story of writing


The other day a friend showed me her new book called The story of writing by Andrew Robinson. Since I was visiting I couldn't snuggle up with the book. Therefore I put in an order at the library and lucky me it came fast. It is a wonderful book and this post is merely a note for future inspiration source for new project, maybe.

Enjoy your day with your book.

Elizabeth