I have been busily working on my Level 3 Stitch homework. Each morning for the last couple of weeks, I have been working on my machine stitched applique piece. I based it on one of my paintings that I completed in Level 3 Art and Design.
Here’s the original painting. It was done with a mix of techniques and I thought it would make an interesting applique. I wanted to make the surface very textural to mimic the “texture” in the paint.
I finished it today. I stitched the tree trunk and the cone flowers today. I had a really good time with the background and used loads of loose threads, torn up burlap and cheese cloth in a variety of colors. The cone flowers were especially fun to stitch and I love the texture. So now it’s hard to decide whether I like the original better or the fabric applique piece. What do you think?
That is a tough decision! I like the texture of the coneflowers in #2 really well. Both are very cool Ruth.
Thanks Tesi! It is a hard decision. The texture of the fabric one is definitely a plus 🙂
I don’t know how you did it, but the cone flowers are amazing! I do like the painting but I prefer the textile version – it’s so lively.
Thanks Lyn, lots of samples to see what looked best for the cone flowers. The textile version definitely has more life to it.
For me the textile version is vibrant & textural. Very interesting to see the 2 together, one sparking the idea for the other. As Lyn says the cone flowers are amazing.
Textiles for me every time and the flowers are really very good indeed.
Thanks so much, I enjoy painting but textiles are my first love so I understand.