Friday, July 8, 2011

Crazy on Canvas!

Even though I don't do much needlepoint or counted canvas work, I do enjoy many of the gorgeous hand-painted canvases, threads and stitches used by the designers and stitchers in that medium.

When I stumbled upon the new blog of designer Kelly Clark and saw this piece she just finished, I completely loved it!~
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I love love love how she accomplished the look of different fabrics and textures through her stitches.

I think the stitch used on the chocolate brown section of this fan is my absolute fave...

All rights reserved Kelly Clark Needlepoint. Pics used with permission.

Just thought I'd share...in case any of you canvas people might want to crazy quilt...or any of you crazy quilt people might want to canvas...

You can check out Kelly's new blog here and the post about her finished "block" here. Her work is wonderful and full of very creative three-dimensional embellishment! You can check out all of her designs available at her website here.

She says the canvas and stitch guide for the block will be available in January 2012 in your local needlepoint shops!

As for me, I'm finishing my Hearts and Hands for Sendai block today and I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!!

10 comments:

Maryanne said...

Thanks for the link. My roots in handwork are canvaswork and I still love it, even though I do very little now. I'll have to check out Kathy and her blog.

Rachel said...

It's lovely to see one form of needlecraft informing and inspiring another. Long may it last!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Thanks for sharing this Susan! Your fascinators were just great and looks as if the kids thought so too!

MosaicMagpie said...

Thanks for the link, I have always loved needlepoint. I have made enough needlepoint belts to circle the earth, but nothing as lovely as this example!
Deb

Jessica Rosemary Shepherd said...

This is gorgeous work!

Marty52 said...

Thanks for this, Ms. Susan... she does exquisite work. It's good to see crazy quilting crossing over a bit.

Allison Ann Aller said...

That looks like gimp along the outer edge of the fan!
I wish my late friend Judy Harper could see this...she loved the crazy quilt aesthetic in needlepoint and this is a spectacular example.

verobirdie said...

I'm hurrying to that link. This piece gives a new meaning to canvas.

underatopazsky said...

I love the crossover idea - so creative and beautifully executed.

olga72 said...

BRAVO!!!
очень понравилась идея и воплощение, захотелось попробовать нечто подобное)))

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