La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

sabato 20 aprile 2013

A bit more on Morris Panel

Have been not working on Morris Windrush panel for ages so now its time has come.
For a while I have been thinking to abandon the project because is such a big and long work... but I couldn't, I like it too much ! a real pity not ending it, one day I know, but want to think to  time as a secondary thing.
When I planned this work at the beginning,  I decided to stitch also the parts that on the original embroidery where only painted but now I'm looking at the piece with different eyes and realized that painted parts will give "a breath" to the mass of stitching and also to my fingers :) Also I love painting and the mix has intrigued me a lot !
I wanted a watercolour effect, something that reminds a good preparatory pattern but how and with what medium ?
The original was painted using silk fabric colours and I have been looking for them but shades available where not good also if mixing different colours, so I decided to go using a transparent fabric paint medium ( Setacolor Lightening Medium by Pebeo) mixed with normal watercolour worked beautifully ! It was possible to make shades and different overlay of colour just like one does with watercolour on paper but here on fabric but errors are allowed.
Here you can see the main branches and one of the big flowers, photos taken in the evening with a bad light...

The little flowers in the middle of the big one are going to be embroidered soon, have also started to couch gilt pearl purl where possible so I can finally see a little progress...which is never bad !
Also I hope to have done the other big flower on top for this weekend...what do you think about the mix of painting and embroidery ?  I'm curious to know your opinions !

5 commenti:

  1. Hi Francesca,
    I do not have news anymore of you !
    I continue to embroide mine too !
    Kinds regards

    1. Hi Val,
      hope you are's great that you are working on it too !
      All the best,

  2. I think you work looks stunning, you have an artists touch, don't stop!

  3. Wow! The effect is stunning! It looks to me like you have found a beautiful combination of painting and embroidering for this piece! I wait, breathless, to see it complete! Very nice indeed.