Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Just Hand




This is one of my latest pieces finally matted and framed. The name of this piece is Just Hand. It was given that name because it was done just for the joy of the stitch. Just Hand was made on watercolored fabric. There are dozens of french knots which are my favorite stitch(or at the very least one of my favorite stitches) along with the backstitch, the feather stitch, the spider stitch. Some of my favorite symbols are also included in this piece, the heart, the infinity symbol and circles. I also enjoy doing swirly lines which seem to pop up and disappear at different intervals. They are a constant in my usual work.

Just Hand is a departure for me as I have strayed from my usual technique. I wanted to stretch myself and also to use embroidery stitches that I have only used in small doses to complete some of my smaller pieces in a larger piece.

I have included both the photo of Just Hand as a framed piece and a photo highlighting the details. Please let me know if you would like me to use this way of sharing my work again.

Off to the rest of my day. I hope you have a lovely day and keep on stitchin.

6 comments:

JudyOlson said...

Wow! This is my favorite of your work that I have seen so far! Splendid!

tangled stitch said...

Thanks Judy! I'm thrilled that you like the piece. It was a departure. I'm trying to depart from the ordinary on a daily basis lately.

Patti Gibbons said...

sigh, I never did get the ability to make a decent french knot, no matter how many times I tried....I am french-knot challenged! Beautiful work...and so nice to see you stop by the blog. Spring won't come soon enough here in the great northeast...and you may be getting more snow..us, mostly rain I suspect. xp

Painter of Blue said...

This is insanely beautiful!!!

tangled stitch said...

Thank you Painter of Blue and Patti, so nice to see both of you!

Elizabeth in NM said...

Wonderful piece--very whimsical! And it looks very nice framed.