Thursday, October 1, 2009

September Weeklies: Three and Four



























I used Zentangle doodles to create these little embroideries on Radiance Fabric.  Not surprisingly, the silk was hard to stretch on the frame, so for these last two, I used a cotton binding and backing.  I'm enjoying the doodling, and I like the simple lines.  I might use this hand stitched doodling to integrate the rust quilts I'm working on that aren't quite working yet.  The top one (blue and orange) is all hand stitched except for the frame, and the bottom one (yellow and red) is machine stitched in the center and then hand stitched outside the circle. 

I couldn't get a good shot of the red and yellow quilt.  But if you look close, you'll see some bearding.  The silk doesn't resist much, so with Size 8 Perle Cotton, I tended to pull too much of the batting through.  I'll try Size 5 next time I hand embroider the Radiance.  

Top: Zen 3 6x6"
Bottom: Zen 4 6x6"

3 comments:

norma said...

These are all terrific. Love the colors and the stitching.
BTW when you leave a comment on my Blog (thanks for the kind words) I get a message that your Blogger profile no longer exists)

LaughingLG said...

Norma, Thanks for letting me know that I don't exist anymore. I'm not sure what happened, but I changed my profile,and hopefully I'll show up now.

Carole said...

I can see you now, too....
And I love what you are doing...
These are fun and informative.
Thank you for the post on my 'shibori'..
lots of good ideas, now to decide..hmmm.........