Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My First Series!

I am almost done with my first series, art work series to be precise.  This is something that I have been trying to get myself to do for a long time.  This series began as a long single wall piece and I decided to make it into three separate, though very related single pieces.

The title of the series is Love It Forward.  I have used many of my own hand dyed fabrics and sun printed fabrics and stitched the majority of the pieces by hand.  all of the embellishing has been done by hand.

(click on each photo for close up shots!!)
This is Love It Forward I and it is currently hanging on my studio door at Artful Dimensions Gallery in Fredericksburg.


In the pictures that follow you can see some detail shots of the hand stitch work on the various pieces.




When I stitched on the backing I also added a few bits of Free motion Embroidery work on the machine.  You can also see the beading that i added to the sun prints.  these sun prints were done with a wonderful old plastic place mat.


Here are Love It Forward II and III.  They need to be backed and have a hanging sleeve added and then they will also go to the Gallery. 


    


I really had a a great deal of fun stitching and adding beaded details to these pieces and hopefully someone who visits the gallery will want to take one or all of them home!  Why not think big!! As the first Love It Forward was hanging during our March First Friday event , i have gotten  a lot of very positive feed back about the piece and folks are anxiously awaiting the second and third installments!! Off to stitch!

6 comments:

margaret said...

you are certainly very loved up with these most colourful wallhangings, they are very creative, very nice.

Patrice said...

Wow! Beautiful.

PeggyR said...

This is lovely!

Judy said...

These are fabulous Elizabeth! There's so much to see in each piece. I can't wait to get started on mine!

xxoo

Jane LaFazio said...

what fun!! love the heart shapes. I read on Judy's blog that you were influenced by my work, so I had to come over and see. well done!!

Barb said...

Oh my, your project is beyond amazing, such a loving creation.
Thanks for sharing. Ü

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