A friend is organising a 'small art' exhibition with the theme Full Bloom. So I have been working on some images.
The latest idea is to make some thread sewn flowers, as we did at the Meredith Woolnough workshop earlier in the year.
I spent several hours making three flowers.
I sewed them in circular shapes, using free motion embroidery.
Pink is sooo not my colour! But the apricot and nectarine blossoms are coming out in the backyard and I was influenced by them. And I had a whole lot of pink thread, left over from a previous lot of work on gum blossoms.
I have been using wooden frames for my machine embroidery but discovered that the plastic and metal hoop works well too. I wanted to use it because it is smaller and the flowers were only little. And they fit under the foot much more easily.
I dissolved the soluble fabric and laid the flowers out in some aluminium foil to dry. I used the foil to give them an extra support in the shaping of the pieces.
Now all I have to do is think about how I might use them, how I might mount them.
It was another day when I was not feeling great and didn't know what to do - so I sewed. This was not necessarily a great idea, I now have a stiff neck and sore back. But I also have three flowers. So not all bad.
I will work on how to present them, how to include them in a 'small art' way.