Blue Fiber Forest

It started with an idea of taking part in the contest. The general theme was "all kinds of fibers". And my first thought was "the forest of fibers" ! Unfortunately life had other plans for me than taking part in the contest but... the seed was sown 🙂 I pulled out all the different types of fabric to build the forest. Fibers galore 100 % natural  - cotton, linen, wool, silk, all of different weights and structures to play with textures. Felted wool on heavily textured linen and plain, thin cotton. With tiny shiny silk trees here and there. And all this in blue (hand dyed by myself!) with hints of red or purple.  Here it is in a full view: It is 18 x 32 in and available for sale HERE.   My newsletter subscribers already know about the changes I'm making in my online presence so here is short info for the rest of you (you better be a subscriber, I tell you - subscribe HERE):
  • I'm slowly withdrawing my art from Etsy (if you want something, buy now!)
  • I will keep Etsy open only for crafty things and custom orders
  • Now the places where you can buy some of my works are HERE and (bigger and more expensive) HERE
  • Of course you're always welcome to contact me directly if you want something special or can't find what you're looking for  🙂 
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Nothing but a yellow tree

Sitting and stitching and suddenly... Klimt? Not really but very close: Who would guess it will turn this way? I only wanted to stitch a tree in golden yellows. I wanted it to shine. And it does as it is mostly silk.  It is 12.5 x 21 in and will brighten up any space 🙂
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Spring is coming!

Wake up, Spring is coming! Are you ready?

I hope so, but when in need for additional impulse to feel the change of seasons here I bring you some inspiration 🙂

How about botanical textile art? At least "botanical" in feel.  Here is my "Botanical blues in the kitchen garden".

Bursting with floral energy this piece evolved from the same little teapot you know from my previous post (HERE).  I described the making process in my newsletter (join us if you fancy HERE) so now I will show you what came next. One of my early viewers jokingly asked if she could get coffee with cherry tart instead of morning tea. Well, the seed was planted and "Botanical coffee in the garden" was born. Hope you like it, Jackie 🙂 But after coffee mug I wanted a tea cup. With herbal tea 🙂 So here it is - "Herbal tea in the garden", the last one (as for now) in this botanical series: And I'm pretty sure you now believe me that Spring is just around the corner 🙂 All three pieces are in similar sizes (approx. 17 x 20 in), mostly appliqued and embroidered (with no batting). And here they are together relaxing after photo session 🙂 They are for sale but only the blue one is available in my SHOP now, the rest will follow during the weekend. Of course there is also their printed version:

available HERE.

 

Now it's time for Spring cleaning and... fresh new projects!

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Old apple keeper story for the new beginning

Welcome to the New Year!   Here is the "Apple keeper" - textile piece completed on the last day of 2017! One of the many works in progress crossed out, yay 🙂 It is the third in the series and the biggest one so far - 18.5 x 28.5 in. I can't explain it clearly why this image of a tree, woman and the basket of apples stays with me for so long and strong (see the previous ones HERE).  There is this special kind of strength in this delicate apple keeper who forwards it to us in small, red bites which speaks to me.  All of my apple keepers are done in different techniques. This time I was particularly interested in golden background, trying to combine all the different elements into cohesive mosaic with the quality of tapestry. Sounds complicated? So imagine making it 🙂 There's no batting involved, just applique and bits of embroidery (even with silk ribbons). Now let's hope that my Goddess Idunn will be a good sign for a fruitful new year. We'll see...
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