Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hand Work

As promised, here are two small pieces of ecoprinted fabric with handstitching.  The piece above was stitched directly onto the backing fabric and the one below has a thin layer of batting between the front and back.  I'm using ecodyed fabric for the backing as well.

As with my machine quilting, I'm really only interested in enhancing the design that's already been printed on the fabric.  Other stitching would detract from the simple design of each piece.  I'm using metallic or rayon sewing threads on these.

I will be offering some of these for sale in my Textile Shop in the very near future.  And speaking of the Shop, it's been totally remodeled.  All of the studio quilts previously listed there are being moved to Etsy where they belong.  So the only items listed in the shop will be those that are unavailable elsewhere ~ handstitched work, scarves, handmade fabric.  To keep up with new items as they're listed in the Textile Shop, feel free to subscribe to that.

7 comments:

Sandra Rude said...

Connie, I think the stitching is very effective on both pieces. It emphasizes the leaf shapes so subtly, without overdoing it. Beautiful work.

Deb Levy said...

Love the effect your hand stitches have on the prints Connie, they're beautiful!

Katie said...

These are so soft and lovely. :0)

susan christensen said...

I love these, Connie. So subtle - I bet they were a meditation to stitch. Sus

frazzledsugarplummum said...

These are a OH MY! Beautiful.

bwilliams said...

texture and color combine beautifully....are the bottom ones willow?

MulticoloredPieces said...

mmmm, Connie! I really like the hand stitching on the fabric, subtle, yet the design of the fabric is enhanced. Sometimes I wish I could be subtle like this, but I think I'll have to leave that to you!
best, nadia