I’m really enjoying the tropical colours of North Queensland especially the warm greens which all tend to be at the yellow end of the spectrum. There are none of the cool greens of cooler climates.
So today when I received the latest CD of photos from Stewart Bath I was immediately taken with a very elegant Colour Study in Canvaswork stitched by another of our very talented members Kay Reid.
As the name suggests this is a technique stitched on canvas or similar foundation material rather than on fabric. It’s counted thread work and its hallmarks are geometric patterns and precision stitching. The most familiar forms of Canvaswork are Tapestry/Needlepoint, Petit Point, Bargello etc.
You can use various kinds of thread and tapestry needles which have blunt ends. The bluntness of the needles stops the thread catching and splitting as you stitch in and out of the canvas.
Kay’s Colour Study
Kay’s piece features colours in warm greens and aqua tones. It’s a long, narrow work and Stewart Bath’s photos really highlight the beauty of the stitches and the pattern:
and here are some close-ups
Thank you Kay and Stewart for sharing your awesome work with us.