Thursday, October 05, 2006

Illustration Friday {Quiet}

Well, it is pretty rough and I'm so late posting this, but I really wanted to try something different and I'm totally into redwork embroidery right now. So, here it is...This is the quick sketch I started with.
And, here is the embroidery - WIP as you can see.

It is no secret that I love the fibre arts - knitting and embroidery being my main obsessions as of late. We have this hand me down rocking chair that sits in the corner of our living room which my parents actually used to rocked me to sleep when I was a wee one. I don't ever sit in it because it is fairly uncomfortable, although I will probably always keep it in my house for the family sentiments. Somehow, all my knitting ends up living there when I'm not working on it. During my days at the office, I will sometimes think of my project just resting on the chair, all quiet and peaceful. And oh, how I wish I could be home working on it.

8 comments:

Jeannette said...

i like it. will you embroider that on mi sweater?

flossy-p said...

oh it's lovely! I love the knitting hanging off it, and the ball of wool rolled across the floor. Are you intending to add the shadows in from your sketch? It will be so great when you're done!

kempton said...

Like your sketch. Can't quite "see" the embroidery yet. Can you post it whe it is done please? While I am at it, just want to say I love your Mighty Sally embroidery.

cruststation said...

Your embroidery is amazing, does it take a long time? Can't wait to see the finished thing.

~Gina said...

Beautifully simplistic!

Hubby said...

You should add yourself sitting on the chair, while you embroider with a grimace on your face due to the numb-bum, tingly legs you get after 15 minutes on that wretched thing. Torture device, really.

Love Squalor said...

ooh me too! i llove the fiber arts! and this looks like its going to be so adorable! makes me want to get out my own needles and thread, hmmm.

Julie said...

I love the rocking chair sketch - you're very talented to capture it so well. Looking forward to seeing the finished stitched version.