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Monday, 11 January 2010

Embellished Poppies ...

I started making a large embellished picture here way back at the beginning of December and as you can imagine with Christmas and the New Year in the middle it had to be put to one side to finish at a later date. With all this wonderful snow around this week, although I have had quite a lot of sewing from my customers, I have also been able to fit in some dumfing. I'm completely hooked ...I love the ease that threads and fabrics bond together and love the way the applied colours 'paint' a picture. The 3D effect of the flowers has to be seen in real life to be truly appreciated but I thought I would share a few pictures of the process.


This is a copy of the first stage photo. At this stage I had embellished the background with wool rovings and used textured threads for stems in the foreground.









Here you can see I have added more threads and fabric strips to the stalks and stems in the foreground to build up textures and added various red fabrics for the poppies.







I have now added the beads and final details to the poppies and really love the 3D effect of the flowers. It's all ready for framing now.









I have now fixed the picture in it's mount and thought I'd snap it before I put it behind the glass because I know photos will be difficult then.







Ta da! all finished and ready for hanging up now. It's finished measurement is 52cm so it looks pretty impressive in it's Ikea frame. I'm thrilled with the result and hope you like it too.

If anyone is interested I would be more than happy to do commissioned pictures using this method. Just let me know what you'd like. [Prices would obviously depend on the work/materials required.]

20 comments:

Twiglet said...

Love it - how did you manage to get the sun to shine in the final pic?!!!!

Wipso said...

Hehehe you should know that the sun shines on the righteous sis :-)

Kaz said...

Oh wow Annie that really is stunning. I love the texture to it all. I reckon you'd do well selling those xx

SueH said...

Simply stunning Annie and well worth all the work that went into it.

You should be feeling really proud of yourself.

Sue
x

Susan said...

Wow - beautiful picture, never thought you could do that with fabric and tread! Clever you!
Hugs
SuzyX

Yvonne said...

Oh my , this is just stunning ... such a beautiful picture.
this is just amazing.. the texture, I am so lost for words ... so beautiful hun x

Petal Textiles said...

Ooh thats gorgeous, really lovely colours and textures. Congratualtions.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow what a result! It looks fabin that white uncluttered frame. Go you!

LadyBug said...

Stunning!!! I love it!

corry said...

This really is beautiful, a piece of art! Your poppies gave me a summer feeling!

Friko said...

These are brilliant, absolutely fabulous!
But how come you have enough time for such artistry when you should be shoveling snow? Get over here and dig us out!

Blossomcottage said...

They are really beautiful, so vibrant and full of life and I know hours and hours of hard and talented work
Blossom x

Chrissie said...

Well... what can I say? this is MAGNIFICENT!!!!!
The effect is simply stunning. You must be so thrilled with your creation. I still can't fathom out dumfing, but I don't need to... I can just appreciate the finished article.
Wonderful Annie!
Chrissie

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Poppies are my favourite... you have really done them justice! Beautiful!!
Sx

Pamela said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. That's a beautiful picture and I look forward to checking out the results of your 20 minutes a day!

butlersabroad said...

Oh, they're absolutely amazing! Very, very beautiful.... like a water colour painting by an Impressionist. I came to see WOYWW and now I don't want to leave, so I think I'll stalk around your blog a bit more!

Brenda

Jenny in Belgium said...

Love this wallhanging, the frame really finishes it.
Jenny

Paula Gale said...

what a stunning piece of work - I love poppies...

Paula xx

mashy20 said...

Love it mum!!! i was going to frame the birthday card photo and pop it in the nearly finished wet room. xxx

Calico Kate said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love it.
CKx