Saturday, March 3, 2007

TAST Cross Stitch

Paul over at BibliOdyssey posts the most outrageous imagery from all kinds of rare books. Heaven knows what his sources are...
But his botanicals just thrill me, and I used one as the basis for my Take A Stitch Tuesday this week. After I printed this flower on some silk charmeus, I just wanted to see what adding a textured background behind it would look like...and I used the cross stitch for that.

The part I like best is the way the stitches get larger the farther they are out from the flower. Otherwise, I think this was kind of weird....

14 comments :

Krazy Kathy said...

Allison, I think it's gorgeous. I am going to check this place out!!

Debra Spincic said...

I actually like this quite a lot too.

Fairy Crafts said...

It is rather weird in its simplicity, but as usual, you have done something imaginative with it. Actually very pretty. It gives me an idea. Hmmmm I'm off to take pics of the redbud trees blooming - will send them to you. jah

Gerry said...

I think you did a great job. It's very unusual and pretty.

colorbox said...

"weird" has it's place....I too love how the stitches increase in size with the space inbetween widening...a neat effect!

Barbara C said...

Very beautiful!

BöskeZ said...

The flower is just popping out the fabric. Great job, Allie!
I think I'll have a try to printing on fabric one of these days. Somebody sent me to sheets of prepaired fabrics to print on...
Your work is such an inspiration!
;o)

Sande said...

That turned out beautifully. And that flower is lovely.

neki desu said...

really nice. i like the subtle balance between classy and funky.

neki desu

Deb H said...

A few Dew drops & a little spider,
I think maybe that's all you need! It makes me think of a web that's gone little wild!

Peticelul Romanesc said...

The result is great! Thank you for the link! corina

Susan said...

I think this was a fabulous discovery on your part! The technique does a great job of presenting the flower. I LOVE it. Bravo!

Granny Fran said...

Your "weird" crossstitch does set off that beautiful flower. Thanks for the link, what a resource he is.

belvedere beads said...

this is gorgeous - your stitches are like drawings.