A wonderful site and great inspiration by Linda McLaughlin! Her Weekly Leaf project goes on for 3 years! I LOVE THEM ALL! The link will always be found under the page dedicated to STITCH MEDIATION/Slow Stitching. See above menu. CLICK on photo above to go to her first post. ENJOY!
Just launched a new page right here on my website dedicated to all things STITCH MEDITATION, SLOW STITCHING and some EMBROIDERY LINKS. Now you can find all the links, photos and videos that I have posted on my FACEBOOK artist page, Sue Freebern Designs and others I have found in one spot! No more looking and digging for them when needed for inspiration! YAY! Hope you enjoy it. Click here or go to the top of my website to the page named STITCH MEDITATION/SLOW STITCHING!
Inspired by Liz Kettle's video on STITCH MEDITATION and a BBC documentary by Judi Dench on her love for trees, I picked up some linen and decided to just add random fabrics together that I love and just stitch away. I have always wanted to add texture in my work and flat machine stitching on batiks and cottons just wasn't doing it for me. I love hand stitching but my arthritis has always stopped me in the past. The pain the next morning was sometimes unbearable. But this time I was determined to sew by hand. I thought about what it was that hurt them....hmmm...it was the pushing and pulling through the fabrics! AH HA! Linen is a lovely soft and open weave fabric so I grabbed a neutral colored piece and it worked! I added other very textured but loose fabrics like nylon and rayon and I enjoyed it so. I had no plans as I went along. I found a sheer that was brown and I wrapped and rolled. Hey it looked like roots! COOL! Hmmm. I was loving this. Then I decided to wrap the thread around the sheer to give it a more textured 3D look. Loved that too. So on I went. Each night before I would go to sleep I turned off the TV and sat and stitched. Not too long but long enough. I knew when I was done each night. It was my stitch meditation! Calm and relaxing.I look forward to it each evening and sometimes maybe in the day. I am auditioning this one with the 2 mats with the 4" opening. I think it works. Maybe you are inspired like I was? What makes you inspired? I love trees and hope to do a series of these soon.
NOTE: Click on STITCH MEDITATION (blue text) to go to that video. It looks like Judi Dench's video My Passion For Trees was taken off YOU TUBE. ENJOY!
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