Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sumptuous Surfaces seashore finsihed

Originally, I had wanted to have more variety of stitches in this piece, and the whipped spiderweb sea stars just proved to be impossible (for me anyway) on top of the cheesecloth that I started with. Since I wanted the scrunched texture, the needle would catch as I worked, and many things were ripped out along the way, making me change plans and stitches used. Even though bouillons and cast on stitches were problems for me in the past (and in some places here - due again to cheese cloth), I found that if I worked them in the more open areas, before the other stitches were added, and used the right needle, I eventually got the hang of them. Many of the threads used in this project were hand-dyed by me in varigated sea colors. Of course, there are things I wish I had done differently, but in the end I'm happy with it.

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Superb! I feel like I'm at the water's edge. Excellent, interesting and I love the border for this piece. The little line of blue just carries it perfectly.

ACey said...

Wow! Would love to see this to touch and explore more closely

Anonymous said...

This is really nice. It looks like it was so much work but really worth the effort. Hats off to you!

Valerie L

The Colourguru said...

Lyn what beautiful work. Congratulations on another fabulous piece. Well Done!
Keron Lee

Juli said...

What a great piece! I love the colors.

sharonb said...

this is truly beautiful - its just lovely you should be very pleased

Misa said...

Wow! That's quite lovely. It looks so beautiful.

Muza said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! How many hours you must have been stitching. I just love it

Suzi said...

This is just beautiful, the colours are amazing! Your must be so pleased with it!!

Today is BlogDay 07, where you have to find 5 new blogs and recommend them - I subscribed here earlier in the week, but I'm hoping it still counts! :-)

Suzi

Debbi Baker said...

Oh my goodness - this is stunning. I love everything about it! Such beautiful colours, texture and detail