Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Zebras

Zebras, Laurel Burch Design, AQ, (5" x 5")
Licensed Designs Collection,
Oklahoma Embroidery Supply & Design
Jungle Songs #1, Collection #47831

Exploring . . . combine machine embroidery and hand embroidery . . . add beading . . . instead of black embroidery thread, use variegated embroidery thread . . . interesting effects . . . lots of texture . . .

I think this piece might have been more effective if the background fabric was black--I'm not sure. I think it needs more contrast. I don't know.

What do you think would make this piece better?
Fannie

9 comments:

Regina said...

Maybe more effective on black, but I think it's exciting. The beading add's alot of interest.
I like this very much.

Fannie said...

Thanks for your comments, Regina. Working with new techniques leaves me feeling unsure at times. I think I'll place it on my "Thinking Shelf" for a time. I appreciate your encouragement.

Sherry said...

I thought it was fabulous as it, but when you mentioned maybe using black for more contrast, it hit me. I have these little zebras on a t-shirt, but never thought to use variegated thread. You're so clever.

Diana Evans said...

wow...the multicolor thread leaves a really cool effect...and the beading is a nice touch...that must take so long to complete...

Jacq said...

Your zebras are beautiful, love the bead work. I would love to see it on a black background. Give it a go.

Margaret S said...

one possibility could be the zebras could be appliqued on to black and golden beads and embroidery maybe bullion stitch, on the background. Thanks for the comments on silk-n-threads have you tried the silk guild website for more inspiration http://www.silkpainters-guild.co.uk/
happy creating

Fannie said...

Hi, Sherry. Glad you found inspiration with this piece.

Yes, Diana, it did take some time to create this piece, but I was watching Dancing With the Stars and American Idol while doing the embroidery and beading. Hmmm, maybe if I paid more attention to the piece, I wouldn't be questioning what I did. You might have resolved my problem, Diana. Thanks! But watching the shows were so fun. ;-D

Okay, Jacq. I'll do it on black.

Hi, Margaret. Thanks for stopping by. Your blog has tons of inspiration! Yes, I got lost at the silk painters guild Website. I'm afraid I chose browsing the site over doing my homework. Oooooops! Thanks for the link! I'll incorporate your suggestions. Thanks.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Wow Fannie this is stunning. Black would be beautiful - so would white or dark brown. You have such a wonderful eye for unique textures and shapes. Truly amazing work!!

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cathie! White or dark brown--hmmmmm.