A couple of heart and strip-weaving samplers to share. When I compare the largely off-white piece (above) with the chaotic, colored one I was stitching on last night (below),
I feel a (new?) preference for the blank spaces, the more subtle textures, signaling a shift in taste, perhaps? We shall see. The piece above received this plaid heart, plus three others last night. I added the orange batik stripe and the tea-dyed damask linen ribbon to ground the design a little. During the applique process, I found myself wishing that my stitches were being received on a plainer surface where they might show up a little better…
The top piece features an eco-print by Arlee Barr. It is almost too much to embellish it at all, if you know what I mean, but I tried to let the leaf prints hold their own next to the hearts. And, look! Is that a shadow heart to the right of the striped-heart?!!
Both pieces show off some cloth weaving learned in a Jude Hill class (blog, Spirit Cloth, on side bar), as well as some heart treatments learned in ANOTHER Jude Hill class.
Perhaps it is Monday-mind, but from where I sit right now, I just want to finish these up – chop chop – so that I can move on to other things.