Sunday, June 01, 2008

Image and Obs update 2

I also did a set of embroidery hoops as my 'body of work' for this module:













I contemplated some sewn text and also cutting the fabric so only the bit IN the hoop was there - but was advised against it by a couple of people who saw them ... I still think there's something missing, but I'm handing them in this way - and will think about how to make them better over summer ...

Edit July 08 - Hello to everyone who's come here via Whip up and Craft Mag's Blog and have been leaving lovely comments :) If you follow the "embroidery" label, you'll get to see a couple more sewing based things...
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

33 comments:

Carole said...

Wow - how clever! How appropriate, as a visual medium. How beautifully executed! Gosh, Mithi, you do have talent.

Miss 376 said...

It looks beautiful. The blue fabric with the flowers brought back memories, used something similar some time ago to make patchwork cushions

Candiss said...

wow these are amazing i love the detail and contrast between the materials.

design for mankind. said...

OMG THESE ARE SO LOVELY!

Average Jane Crafter said...

These are stunning! The mix of the fabric and stitching is just amazing. Beautiful!

caseytoussaint said...

Incredible, Mithi! I loved the preliminary sketches, but htese are so inspired! Wonderful.
I can't remember if I got back to you about the London design show - unfortunately my daughter's school doesn't participate, or she'd have loved to say hello!

sooziebee said...

Wowser. Are you leaving them on the hoops, I think they look great? Well done

Margie Oomen said...

I came across your work on the embroidery group of flickr and I love this series so much. The position of the hands is so realistic . Fantastic work and now I am off to read your in the beginning post.

littlemithi said...

Thank you everyone! Didn't quite expect such a response ... Am away in London for a few days but will be back by the end if the week ...

suzanne said...

Eeeek! These are so exciting! My gosh, you have such a tremendous body of work...you must be so proud! Any chance you want to sell any of it? :)

I LOVE THESE.

d e b b i e said...

these are jolly nice!
good work x

Adele said...

Mithi! Yet again I'm left with nothing to say but wow. I feel like all my posts on here are exactly the same. The problem is, you're simply too talented, and therefore I hate you ;)

Drove past Birmingham yesterday. If I'd have thought of it I would have stopped off. But never fear, I shall probably be making many more of these cross-country drives, so there shall be multiple opportunities to say hi.

Hashi said...

Oh my ... these are AWESOME!!!

Dilkey said...

You made mum sooo proud!!(infact you always do)Remember how I used to put a two dimentional doll or a chicken with its five chicks or some other story on to your dress? Frame this all and hang on the wall where your sewing zone is.Your own work will always inspire you the most.Awsomely lovely! Love, Ammu.

Alison said...

These and the organza pieces are wonderful - I think the 'text' is in the hands - they are like sign language.

steve said...

Holy smokes, these are pretty amazing! I've never seen anything like this before - very well done and unique work.

SewAmy said...

what wonderful art. your stitching is beautiful.

Amy said...

This is wonderful! :) The subject matter is perfect as well. I can't sit still and stitch for the life of me. haha!

Autonomous Artisans said...

Wow! These are fabulous. You have an amazing talent!

Meghan said...

Fantastic work, and idea.

feli said...

Your work is beautiful. Totally inspiring. I have been looking for ways to decorate my personal studio and after looking at your work, I am really inspired.

Thank you for sharing your brilliant work.

Kristin L said...

I found you via Whip Up. These are really wonderful. So well done and graphicaly strong. Have you considered mounting each whole piece to a linen canvas just a teeny bit larger than your fabric squares?

soph said...

i found you via whipup too, these are so striking, i love it when someone comes up with something so apparently simple yet so original. i'm looking forward to having a bit more of a nosey around here, it sounds as though you're doing pretty much what i'd like to do :)

Ruth said...

WOW!!!
They are AMAZING
(sorry of over use of caps, they are just soooo great, very neat and colourful)

noricum said...

Neat! I wouldn't cut the fabric either, however, you could pull the excess fabric to the back and tack it to itself so that it doesn't show.

Laura Bucci said...

Beautiful work! I like how you have a lot of white space. It makes the rest so much visually stronger.

Phyllis Dobbs said...

These are gorgeous projects and a very fun technique.

littlemithi said...

Thank you everyone for the comments - especially all those who have come here from Whip Up!

ksklein said...

hey, the whole set is phantastic.

Brierley & Clover said...

Wow - they're amazing! Very, very impressed! Well done!

Anonymous said...

mithi, this is gorgeous and so clever! love it!!

marina

Bitterjug said...

ME again
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed these pieces, they remind me of the science themed stuff you did in london. I particularly like the wristwatch on a couple of them, somehow reminds me of all the locks and doors and technology stuff which is part of you. I can also see the link back to the embroydered chair you did. ITs so nice to be able to track the deveopment and also to appreciate the beauty.
Also how lovely that you get so many praising comments, it must serve as a great resource to encourage you.
Lots of love
Piggy

Monkeybusiness said...

Hi there,
Could you email me on anna@lo-ficreative.co.uk

I am an author and graphic designer. I m currently writing a book on all things hand made and would really like to showcase your work

Thanks,

Anna
www.lo-ficreative.co.uk