Friday, March 20, 2015

Tiny Stitches

(Sold)

Completed this little stitched piece just a few days ago, which I named "Blue Barn with Red Poppy" (It sold within a few hours of posting it in my Etsy Shop, before I had a chance to show it here.)


This piece gives a definite nod and wink to Janet Bolton, whose work always delights, 
and inspires me when I wish to go really small. 
It only measures 6" x 6", so details are very important!


One might think that a small piece like this whips up quickly. On the contrary, as I have mentioned before... a very small piece like this needs to be worked slowly and thoughtfully. Not over burdened by heavy stitching or elements of any kind, 
I find that everything that does go into it needs to be intentional and deliberate.


Working this way is truly one of my favorites, as it makes me slow down and simply meditate on the bits of fabric I am working with and the small stitches I choose to make.
It is a calming and soothing way to work.


Hope to be doing more of these soon, 
but I have also just stumbled upon a new needlecraft obsession...
Punchneedle!
Will post about that very soon!
(If you are following me on Instagram, you are already seeing me post about it!)
xo

13 comments:

dolores said...

Ack!! Such wee stitches...but I so love it! Take care of those hands!!

em's scrapbag said...

Not only does this method relax you, you are very good at it. This is wonderful!

The Inside Stori said...

Beyond adorable, made even more wonderful with your meticulous stitching!

elenor said...

What a charming piece of art!

Diane J. Evans said...

Lovely! Proving again that the best things come in small packages.

Diane

Sujata Shah said...

Love this little house!

Kathy said...

You certainly have a gift. This is stunning for it's size.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I've been absent for quite a while. Love this work. Yes a wink to Janet. But in your shot cottons and your style. Love. xox

Angela Mccormick said...

This little piece is wonderful. Very tactile too I am sure.

Victoria said...

Thanks to each of you for your kind words!

apiecefullife said...

Gorgeous little piece. A bit 'Janet Bolton' but so your own as well.

patty a. said...

What a sweet piece.

Juliann in WA said...

I love that background - great little fabric picture