Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March Take-It-Further Challenge

Here is my finished book page for March. I --- quilted around the printed sand/earth image with one strand of Needle Necessities overdyed floss. I auditioned a number of threads to "halo" the flames and the side and ended up using a mystery copper metallic thread couched with Kreinik #4 braid in Vatican. The mystery metallic is about the size of a #8 braid but softer. I stitched it to a backing of a commercial "tie-dyed" quilting cotton with rusts, greens, and golds. I used sage-color satin ribbons for the binding loops.

It still seemed unfinished so I couched a strand of SJ Designs Confetti (Strawberry Ice) around the outside edge. Confetti is a metallic thread inside a shimmery sheer tube and now the piece is "finished."

I’ve also been adding hand embroidery, mostly using various overdyed flosses, to my landscape challenge piece for Fiber & Stitch. Here it is so far.

I'm planning on making it a free-standing tube (it's wider than shown in this scan). All the wrinkles in it when flat are because I keep rolling it.


Jane said...

What kind of embroidery are you adding to the landscape? Are you planning to make something out of it?

I need a way to store my knitting needles... I had thought of a felted vessel/tube. I'm sure it won't be as beautiful as the landscape.

Again, your TIF is wonderful, as usual.


Helen Suzanne said...

oo I like this Marjorie. The colours are great! :D

neki desu said...

i absolutely adore your March TIF!!

neki desu

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I like both your pieces. The grain of sand is perfect for the TIF challenge. I am also impressed that you did two challenges this month, congrads.