Thursday, January 25, 2007

A piece of felting and a surprise...

I love it when this happens. This weeks stitch for TAST is Open Cretan Stitch, a stitch I have attempted before but not used much. Still being a good girl I went to my notebook,

I really do find this helps me think out exactly how the stitch is constructed because when you are drawing what's on the surface you have to think what is happening behind.

Because of the happy accident of the needle felting kit having come in sort of garnet colours I wanted to use it for the background. So I made a background which I am now wishing I had photographed before I started stitching. It was quite abstract and sort of nebula-ish nebula (I love that picture).

I started with the open cretan stich following the lines in the background. Suddenly I looked down and what could I see



A SHOE, definitely the shape of a shoe. So driven by the piece I carried on and so here is The Red Shoe.

5 comments:

Charlene said...

Too cool!

Vicki said...

How cool is that!

Judith said...

I love this, what a happy accident. I think your stitching ia great and love the way you have used the tast stitch solely in your work.

Helen in the UK said...

Absolutely LOVE your cretan shoe. Great colours and very complimentary stitching. Also love how you used cretan to attach the yellow circle. Great work :)

Susan said...

It really looked like a nebula to me, and I'd never have seen the shoe, unless you had done all the stitching on it!