Tuesday, March 29, 2011

indigo hand work

The time I spend hand stitching is evident. In fact, time may be the most potent material that I use. Artwork made by hand is a physical outward attempt to communicate something terribly inner.


Thanks v much to Deepa for the chemanthi stitch tutorial and Penny for the private lesson. I visited Deepa's blog after seeing the stitch on Chris's blog and then on Penny's blog. It's so nice to be part of this wide world community.

12 comments:

Valerianna said...

Oh.. I'm smitten with your wrapped pieces from the last post... reminding me that I want to wrap again... and now I'm MORE smitten with these stitches... a pattern that has been surfacing in my drawings. Lovely.

Heather Hutchinson said...

~ beautiful ~

deanna7trees said...

beautiful stitching on a lovely blue. the stitch on fabric looks like shibori.

fabriquefantastique said...

and nice for me to be able to follow along

Mostly Turquoise said...

Judy,
I love this new embroidery stitch, the combination with the indigo fabric looks beautiful. Thanks also for commenting on my blog today!

Regina, SXM

Deepa said...

The stitch looks beautiful on the fabric - it seems to blend with it.Thanks for linking,Judy.It gives me immense pleasure to see our chemanthy being used in so many wonderful ways!!
Thank you,
Regards from India,
Deepa

Claire said...

Beautiful blue. Slow and sustainable. Lovely.

Jennifer said...

Once again, simply exquisite.

Heather said...

Wow! That has got to be one of the most profound things I've read in a long time. "Time is a potent material."
And that stitch! I must learn...

La Dolce Vita said...

isn't it though, what a difference being connected by this network makes in the life of an artist... speaking for myself of course, I always felt so isolated in the studio before blogging, and now I feel such a sense of community...
this is a gorgeous stitch and gorgeous work...

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

Thank you for showing us Deepa tutorial. I've been looking for a stitch like this and didn't know it at all before.

I am so thankful, as well, to the bloggers comunity. Without it I wouldn't be doing what I do now. Although I don't comment as much as I would like, because doing it in a foreing language sometimes scares me...

Patti said...

Judy, I love this line and of course your work.

"Artwork made by hand is a physical outward attempt to communicate something terribly inner."

I'm enjoying an early Sat. morning stroll through your posts after an absence of much too long. You always make me think. :0)