Thursday, 8 September 2011

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo

Carrying on with the Rusty Gate.
Choices had to be made.
How to continue stitching the new strip?

Surely beneath an old gate there would be tangled weeds.
I tried stitches in a mess of shapes and colours.

Didn't work for me...way too bold and shockingly different
 from the calm rows of stitching above the gate. 

Tried softening the colours
but holding on to the idea of messy weed shapes.

Still not what I want to say.
Too insipid.

Went back to darker colours
and returned to rows of stitches
but messy rows!

Now I'm happy!
More in keeping with the rest of this piece but slightly different.
My own strange way of keeping it simple or perhaps minimalism!


  1. I love reading your design processes. Hope you'll post a picture of the whole piece when it's finished.

  2. Love every stitch! I like your simple and minimalistic approach!

  3. interesting to read how you think thru your process - staying true to your own self.

  4. ah, the unpicking to pick the right thing....sometimes THE best :)

  5. I liked all of your solutions, but I also KNOW what its like to KNOW when its right. Happy stitching!

  6. Colour balance is so important, isn't it! Glad you're happy with your progress now!

  7. wow - to think of 'un' stitching hurts ...but the result is spectacular - looking forward to the next chapter

  8. Love this rusty piece Penny, but those blues awhile back woooooow !

  9. Great choice and beautiful stitching!

  10. Your stitching is beautiful. I loved all the previous variations, but then I saw what your had chosen and oh my, perfection. I am just in awe of the beauty of the stitches in the photo.

  11. It is all about choices and taking the time to think. Each of us would make different choices I expect. And most people would work things out on paper saving lots of time! Somehow I find it easier to make choices by trying it out on fabric.

  12. Your UN stitching is to be praised. Many of us don't take the time to make those experimental samples.

    This piece is so beautiful.

  13. Well, are you bringing this one to TO in October?? Inquiring minds want to know. BTW, it's turning out absolutely spectacular!! Just as I knew that it would.


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