Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Slowly but Surely

Sand can now be found beneath the holey water.

There will be a rusty sandbar rising between watery blue.

Decided to try snipping lines of bobbin stitched threads to create more textures.
Not my idea.
Saw a sample done by Nigel Hurlstone in "Machine Stitch Perspectives"
Alice Kettle and Jane McKeating.

Hand stitching and more sea textures still to go.


  1. I'm fascinated watching this piece grow and am so enjoying your blog.

  2. ooooh! this is dazzling! i leave the web for a few weeks and look what wonders i have returned to find! so many ideas in this piece alone...i will enjoy watching this unfurl even further. wondrous!

  3. Thanks Angie...and thanks for visiting.

    Welcome back Joe...Hope your back is better.

  4. Very bold work, Penny.
    I am intrigued by what you are doing technically, and amazed by your result.

  5. All these details are very intriguing!

  6. I,too, keep returning to this watery piece.
    practice, practice, practice is what
    i'll have to do. . .
    these water holes you have created have me captivated.
    you stitch with such experience, grace and love.

  7. You continue to inspire me!! Your combination of indigo and rust is simply amazing. I take it that you got over your battle with the Bernina and the rust!!!

  8. I can't wait to see 'the whole picture' - you're teasing me by showing bits and pieces. I love them!

  9. I'm behind in commenting yet again & keep meaning to remedy that by catching up. Finally I've given up and will just jump in! This piece you're working on is quite fascinating (the fact that I love blue and rust together has a little bearing on it). I like the rings and the sandbar - oh heck, I like the whole thing (and can't wait to see the entire piece).

  10. The hand-couched/machine-stitched combination is really effective. I wish I loved my machine more...

  11. Perhaps I'll wreck the whole thing before I've finished!

  12. The added textures on the 'sand' look so tactile. Really looking forward to seeing the whole piece grow and evolve.


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