Look Ma, I can stitch!

 i’ve signed up for a flickr account this weekend! i thought it would be the easiest way to share what i have done in the past without having to repost them. easy peasy. for the past few years i’ve been dreaming of this sewn version of my paintings project and i finally started it earlier this year. i’m happy with how it’s going so far. i began with stitch samplers so i could get a little more used to embroidery (i only  just got really into it about 7 months ago) i love it! the colors of the floss are exactly like the colors i mix for a painting. i’m working off of past sketches of past works. they’re a great tool to make something unique and work on practicing new stitches.

the first one i started out with was an outline sampler. it includes chain stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, and straight stitch. it was great using a lot of pieces of floss that i have just sitting around, leftover from other projects. i have a binder where i keep any floss remnants and have them piled from warm colors, cool colors, and neutral shades.


this next one i have is a fill stitch sampler of a piece that first started out as a drawing but i’m still too chicken to actually finish that one yet. i felt that i could do the sewn version of it and feel much less guilty. i finally completed it last night!! wooooo!!!

Fill stitch sampler

the fills are a varity of stiches including straight stitches, brick stitch, satin stitch, and french knots. i’m in love with french knots now! it was like making tons of tiny red roses.



my goal with these sewn paintings will be to have a show of them. maybe i can get it pulled together next year. lots of sewing to do!!