Sunday, 25 September 2016

Inspiration..

for this contemporary kantha piece is Frida Kahlo, one of the great artists whose work I admire a lot.


It took me about week or so to finish the stitching and, I used two layers of very thin cotton. I sketched the face on paper, after several attempts this was the one finally made for stitching. Well, my drawing looks nothing like her :)

 I  have not yet thought about how I want to display it. I have an oval shaped canvas( I used it take this photos) or an embroidery frame might work too.




What do you think of my Frida?




Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,
xox
Gaia



Monday, 19 September 2016

Last few days of summer...


Marigold flower.



Saffron flower;
thousands of stitches and continuing on ..



managed to add couple of more rows to my ripples of  hope;









on a visit to beautiful Alton Mill arts centre ,http://altonmill.ca/





Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

xxx
Gaia




Sunday, 28 August 2016

Cushion cover....

makeover...


took a break from the quilt to make this...and it is out of thrifted yarn.


progress on the saree quilt...I do like making small stitches, even though it is repetitive and tedious.





Thank you for stopping by this sunny sunday,

till the next post,
xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Snippets from Sunday...

On Saree quilt; I have completed the third set of Marigold flower and Saffron flower. Next step is to lay out the blocks and see if I need to make more.







added couple of new colours to my ripples of hope.


also making an attempt do an embroidery piece that came in a kit.


while walking around the neighbourhood on sunny sunday morning..











Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till my next post,
xxx,
Gaia

Monday, 18 July 2016

Inspirations and..

Impressions.. part 2

project is completed.


So, here is my sewed collage impression, of my drawing. I worked at it almost every day for the last couple of weeks to finish it.  I used running stitch to add fabric pieces together. I also feel that I could have added few more details with thread for extra texture.., maybe I was in a hurry to see the end result.
It measures about 12x12 inches, and I still have not thought about how I want to display it.


side by side..

Thank you for stopping by today,

till the next post,
xxx,
Gaia