Kay’s Elegant Colour Study in Canvaswork

Hi everyone

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.

Canvaswork

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:

Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Detail 1 of Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

and here are some close-ups

Detail 2 from Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Detail 3 of Camvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Detail 4 of Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Detail 5 of Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Detail 6 of Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Detail 7 of Canvaswork Colour Study stitched by Kay Reid

Thank you Kay and Stewart for sharing your awesome work with us.

Enjoy!

Carmen

Blackwork Beauties

Hello again

Well  here’s a quick post with some more of Marjorie Gilby’s beautiful embroidery work. This time two pieces of Blackwork.

The first is a cushion where the Blackwork is embellished with sequins:

Blackwork Cushion stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Corner of Blackwork Cushion stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 1 of Blackwork Cushion stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 2 of Blackwork Cushion stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 3 of Blackwork Cushion stitched by Marjorie Gilby

And then there’s this delicate pouch which is a blend of Blackwork and beading:

Blackwork Pouch stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 1 of Blackwork Pouch stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 2 of Blackwork Pouch stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 3 of Blackwork Pouch stitched by Marjorie Gilby

Enjoy the eye candy!

Carmen