La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

giovedì 4 ottobre 2012

I'm back...with a bit of canvas....

So long time without posting, where time flyes ? In this months I did a lot of research, specially on Stumpwork tecniques and materials and also I realized that I like Florentine Embroidery or Bargello as you like to call it.
On this I like the endless possibilities that one has in choosing colours and threads; this one is just a simple test made in DMC 6 strand cottons on 18 ct Interlock canvas...but I'm planning to do something more elaborate and "old style" probably in Hungarian point, which is similar the difference is only in the lenght of the stitches.
 A very good book was Florentine Embroidery by Barbara Snook, it's an old book that has not many colour pictures but dozens of patterns diagrams which I found really useful.

I'm also working on a Berlin Woolwork sampler, taking motifs here and there, is stitched in Appleton wool on a 22ct Zweigart Cordova canvas, overdyed to a vintage look with Rit Tan.

Have also completed the project for A Mirror To My Art Needleprint competition and I'm one of the twenty finalists; if you have been reading me you should recognize my style....can you guess which is mine ????
I will post about after the final judgment.....Wish  me good luck ! .....