Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In the Garden--Debra

After my false start with the collages, I decided to return to my roots.  Once I got started on this composition, I was delighted with every stitch I took. 

In the Garden
20 x 22 inches
various fabrics, machine embroidery with hand embroidery, broderie perse


Bird Embroidery with hand embellished leaves

 Corner Detail with small embroidered and crocheted pieces

10 comments:

  1. Very Victorian! By the way, what comprises your bricks? It's so interesting to see the various solutions to portraying the same element.

    The frame works wonderfully well.

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  2. It is always good to go back to what you do and this is truly you. I too love the frame and how it draws you into your bird focal point.

    Glad you hung in there and finished.

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  3. Ahhhh....so pretty and peaceful. Beautiful, Debra!

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  4. It's lovely the way the flowers frame the center bird. I didn't even notice the bricks until Nellie pointed them out. Very clever, and a very pretty piece.

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  5. This is so very you! I hadn't thought about it but your work has a very "English" sensibility to it. Nicely tied in with this piece.

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  6. The fabric on the left is my brick fabric-I only had a scrap of it -just enough for the wall. It is printed bricks.

    The picture seemed serene and calm to me so I went for the victorian, english, elegant approach. And, truly, what is a garden without a bird?
    I did try to use restraint so it didn't get too cluttered!

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  7. I think this is my favorite of all your pieces. It is simple, elegant, and yes, Victorian, has the photo elements but still unmistakably yours

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  8. This really captures the essence of Sissinghurst. The gardens were rebuilt according to a grand plan of Harold to create classical elegance mixed with the romantic profusion of Vita's creative spirit. That double principle is reflected in your piece. Wonderful design and lovely work.

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  9. Yes, it really is yours from beginning to end and I think a very successful piece. I really the same formating as the original picture-- the brick on the right, the vine on the top and left, an open space where the door would be, and flowers down front. A very clear nod to the original photo using your own style.

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  10. Wonderful! Very you and quite beautiful!

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