Thursday, May 3, 2012

White on White Embroidery

I mentioned that there are two embroidery classes online that I am taking this month. The first is called Embroider Embellish Create and is taught by Karen Ruane. The second one is Sumptuous Surface Embroidery taught by Sharon B.

New Threads

I am really excited for both of them. Just like with quilting/sewing/knitting/crochet, I am self-taught in embroidery. With all of these processes, I love traditional pieces but I also like to push the boundaries and bring my creation to a new level.

New Threads

Being self-taught, I don't think I need to take classes to learn basics. With these two, I greatly admire the work that both women produce. Just like with studying art at school, I have found that having a mentor helps the transition from learning to making it your own.

New Threads

In both classes we are starting out working white on white. Prior to signing up for these classes, I was mostly buying threads as needed for a project.

New Threads

So I went shopping at the wonderful needlework shop in town for thread. I have always looked at the variety that they offer but not bought much outside of cotton. This time around, I picked up a variety of fibers. There is a variety of cottons here, as well as alpaca, silk, linen, wool, and rayon. All read as white on their own, but together you can see how different white can be.

New Threads

I will be sharing my progress in these two classes as I delve into them. I hope my explorations inspire you to try new things.


Jenelle said...

This looks interesting! I can't wait to see how all of the textures will work together in white. :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful, like a day at the beach.