Sunday, March 22, 2009

that stitching thing

I haven't really talked much about embroidery here, but I think I might now because it's starting to get all serious-like. I'm offering courses, selling patterns and in a few weeks will be having a small showing in Kreuzberg of some of the more advanced embroidery stuff I'm doing.

I was thinking of 1970's porn done in Or nué goldwork, but didn't think I'd get that finished in time. Instead I'm doing a series of stumpwork pieces inspired by classic tattoos. In case you haven't heard of it (and let's face it, only the terminally uncool like myself have) stumpwork is a 17th century English embroidery technique which creates three dimensional stitched figures. It's one of my favourites.

The first I already have finished, so here you are: A Flaming Heart, rendered in thread.






4 comments:

Mr X Stitch said...

This is amazing.
The stumpwork revolution begins right here, right now. :)

vailian said...

Lovely! Looks like a lot of work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations DrJ and to think that you have whipped it up in a matter of weeks, while I still haven't finished the daffodils I started in 2004. I'm very proud of you!!!

Scott said...

Beautiful!