This is a post of fun with mediums, stitch work and mistakes. Lots of mistakes! Using the theme of a creative octopus filled life, Tako Life, in which tako, 蛸, is octopus in Japanese. I picked up a meter of a lovely linen/cotton blend fabric and set about determining a good size and shape forContinue reading “Testing, Testing…My First Art Book!”
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Working hard but nothing to Show: Stitch Experiments
For all of my hard work this month I don’t have much for completed projects. My disappointment with my art book ideas has led to a lot of experimenting. Mostly fails, but lots of playing with lots of different mediums. A friend introduced me to Liquitex Gel Mediums as a better alternative to Mod PodgeContinue reading “Working hard but nothing to Show: Stitch Experiments”
This adorable Octopus was designed by me last fall but I just couldn’t decide which expression she wanted to wear. Yesterday I finally embroidered her face and hope she likes it. She will be available as a pattern this summer along with several other Octopus-themed stitch designs.
After the Gallery Show…
After the very successful show at Hagiso Gallery, I’ve placed the remaining available designs in my Etsy Store, StudioDeanna. Through Wednesday, Nov 27th, I’m offering 20% off all items in my shop. Use Coupon Code: BlogReader to receive the discount. Hand-crocheted Fluffy Winter Snowflake Hanging Scroll with hand-embroidered hanko. Sakura Hanging Scroll – Hand-crocheted cherryContinue reading “After the Gallery Show…”
Embroidery & Watercolor by IZZIYANA SUHAIMI
I love seeing what other artists do with fiber and came across Izziyana Suhaimi’s work in a Frankie post. As someone who has great difficulty drawing & painting, I love seeing how the detailed mostly black and white she uses in the watercolors sets off the fiber parts of her designs. She has more worksContinue reading “Embroidery & Watercolor by IZZIYANA SUHAIMI”
Shidarezakura – Look Mom, No Embroidery Hoop!
Watch the artist work in this short video of me embroidering the details on a small Shidarezakura Spring Hanging Scroll. The complete project, Four Season Hanging Scrolls will be on display at Hagiso Gallery starting October 16 – 27, 2013. You are welcome to join me in a Crochet with the Artist on Thursday, OctContinue reading “Shidarezakura – Look Mom, No Embroidery Hoop!”
Summer Thread Sketching
I’ve been busy in my tatami room again working on completing pieces for the Tokyo Spidering 東京クローラ exhibition at Hagiso Gallery next month. I have been using simple embroidery floss to sketch my final designs on the cotton canvas of my hanging scrolls. By using a running stitch with unknotted thread as quick and easy sketchContinue reading “Summer Thread Sketching”