Sunday, January 27, 2013

Is it finished?

I recently met with some people who are textile artists and we had a lovely chat and show and tell.  We are thinking of meeting regularly in an attempt to encourage each other in our practice.
One of the things that came up in our discussion was knowing when your work is finished.

I feel a bit that way about my blackwork, I have finished the pattern parts but can't decide whether to put outlines around the shapes.

I think it would work better but I can't seem to sew lines that don't look wobbly and stick up further than the rest of the work, so I am thinking I might leave it without the outlines.

The design is based on a stained glass window from my neighbourhood (I have done some other work using this design).

Without the lead lines that are in the window, I think it looks a bit like a Christmas bauble.  Maybe I can use it as a Christmas decoration!  Perhaps I could do a similar one with red and green (which are the colours in the actual window) - SO not going to happen.


parlance said...

Yep, a bit like a Christmas bauble... But I like Christmas baubles, so I'm not an unbiased judge.

Mary said...

Thanks Parlance, I have never been a fan of making Christmas decorations (not ones that take a lot of time, anyway) as it is such a limited time you can use them. But this might just spend its life in a box if it doesn't come out for Christmas.

Glennis said...

How sad to spend your life in a box.
What a good idea having a group meeting regularly to discuss and encourage eachother. Sounds good; I suppose our tapestry group is like that except we talk too much.2403

Mary said...

Yes Glennis, maybe we do talk too much but it is fun to catch up. We have good show and tells usually. Actually, the internet is turning out to be quite inspirational sometimes too - when we aren't 'chatting' too much there tool.