I found an old sketchbook the other day. Back in my college days I used to fill loads of them with drawings like these - usually of birds - and then use them as a basis for making lino and screenprints.
I thought they would translate very well to a bit of freestyle stitching...But it is soooo difficult! Not only am I completely out of practice at drawing anything, you have to move the fabric (rather than the needle, obviously) so it's like learning to draw all over again. I kind of like that though.
Just a short post today! Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter - enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Labels: chickens, freestyle stitching, sketchbook
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Beautiful, Kirtsy. Your sister was so right when she said you were talented. Love that I haven't seen these before here. Have a lovely Easter. Love L xReplyDelete
That is fabulous! how clever and talented! Happy Easter to you too! suzie xxxReplyDelete
I love them, they are really 'jolly' in the way that chickens are, I think the freehand stitching works brilliantly.ReplyDelete
Have a great Easter! Bethx
Pretty good I'd say!ReplyDelete
Ahh, i remember your books full of drawings like this and it works brilliantly on fabric, you clever old stick!ReplyDelete
Wishing we were all together this weekend. Happy Easter - just made Ethel Elson buns :) xxx
wonderful chickens and your embroidery is fabulous. Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
I love those cockerels Kirsty!ReplyDelete
It looks to me as though you are pretty accomplished with the freestyle stitching :-)
Happy Easter to you too - have a fun time!
You are incredibly talented, they look lovely! Nice to see you kept your sketchbooks too... I still have all my old college/uni sketchbooks! Hope you have a lovely Easter! xReplyDelete
those are fantastic! I love unfinished sketches, I'd frame either the sewn ones or the drawn ones! gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Ooo.. don't give up on the 'free style' stitching... I love these! makes a real change from all those cups, saucers, & cup cakes you see everywhere!!!ReplyDelete
Horray for orginality kirsty....
Lovely chickens, Kirsty, both sketched and stitched. Happy Easter to you!ReplyDelete
(PS: I'm further down than you...Pz/Penwith)
It's a great treat to see your sketchbooks Kirsty. The chickens you have stitched are wonderful! Goodness, just one of these in a frame would be snapped up - by me most certainly.ReplyDelete
Kirsty I think these are wonderful! You have managed to capture the personality of those chickens so very well in your embroidery - the sketches are also very good! I have a bit of a thing for anything chicken/hen related so of course I instantly fell in love with these! Wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Happy Easter to you
Julia x x x
I just tried to post this and it got lost - I forgot to say, do come by my blog when you get a chance as there is a little award there for you to collect!ReplyDelete
thank you for visiting my blog, see you Monday! xReplyDelete
Ooooh theses are so gorgeous, and so pretty Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
Hugs Lynn xxx
I love your freestyle stitching...they look fantastic, you have great drawing style. Looking forward to seeing more.ReplyDelete
Love your chickens!
Just found your blog, LOVE the chickens.ReplyDelete
My Henny says she wants a yellow spotted blouse.
And what Henny wants. . .!!
These are so lovely, very spontaneous and sketchy looking. The yellow blouse is great too.ReplyDelete
Wow. That stitching is amazing. Wow.ReplyDelete