Sunday, 31 May 2015

White Challenge

White lilies in the garden in the spring remind me of the waxy sheen found on many flowers like lilly of the valley or white orchids. I have used a book of samples that included natural and grey linens, and for contrast, a white silk and an embroidered organza. White can often look blue so the orange was a tempting addition and silk always has an unexpected texture when using the embellisher. This piece could use a few simple lines of stitching.

11 comments:

  1. Fascinating collection of textures, Michele. Lucky you with the book of samples - they look very interesting. Am I right that you have embellished this piece? Do share another picture if you do decide to add some hand stitches.

    Hilary

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  2. I can see how this piece is a variation on your current series of "aerial landscapes" in silk. Great textures, and the embroidered organza works well. Not sure where I would put a strong stitched line. Would have to try it out with an acetate overlay first.

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  3. Luscious textures Michele. My eye goes right to the whitest white and the embroidered flowers. If you do any stitching it could refer to these flowers. Or not...

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  4. Love the delicacy of the piece. I could see a few simple lines of stitching.

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  5. Very effective use of the varied textures in your samples.
    I'm not sure about the lines of stitching either, anything too linear might be a distraction though as Helena suggests something that references the flowers would work.

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  6. It is a delicate piece - I like the way the ruffles in the white silk echo somehow the lines in the flowers and add movement.

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  7. I also like the ruffles, not something we usually see. You really are having fun with the embellisher. A great piece for the artistic landscaper that you are.

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  8. always try and guess the maker of the piece before scrolling down
    this one is so out of your comfort zone michele - i think
    i like it and cld be the start of a new series for you. love the ruffles on the white. great piece

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  9. I agree with Pamela, I didn't recognise this as your work at first. I too like the way the embellisher has created the waviness in the white silk on the left. Perhaps a wavy, vertical, line of hand stitching here?? Lovely piece.

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  10. Lovely, lovely textures and really like the ruffles at the side. It is a beautiful, ethereal piece of work and evokes an emotion of calm and gentleness.

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  11. The textures work really well together and the embroidered orange flowers make the piece. I think it works well without any extra stitching.

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