A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 297,575
Currently Running With Scissors:
722 Guests and 30 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Antelope with Laserdisc: an exploration with stumpwork embroidery (PIC HEAVY)  (Read 3809 times)
Tags for this thread: stumpwork  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
teachart
« on: February 10, 2011 11:02:58 AM »

Hi Craftsters!
It's been a long time since I posted anything, mainly because I've been working on this beast. This is my FIRST attempt at stumpwork. This is a mainly a mixed media piece. I decided to put it in the needlework category because that is mostly what I wanted to explore in this piece, also that's the part of this piece that took the longest.

This piece was made for grad school. Given more time, I'd make some changes, but overall I'm happy with the results. I was telling my history of art education in the piece. I won't bore you all with the symbolism that I used; unless any of you are interested of course!

Onto the pics!


Antelope head before I cut him out of the hoop. Was a scary thing to do! I must have spent 40 hours on the head alone- all those french knots!


On the wall

Close ups:










I wish you all could really see the texture of this piece. Not to toot my own horn, but it's pretty amazing. The french knots are mesmerizing!

And the inspiration for this piece, a collage made by my wonderful husband:


Please let me know if any of you have any questions- about materials used, techniques etc.! I'll be happy to share what I learned during this process with you. Also, C&C welcome! I can't get  better without critical feedback!  Smiley

« Last Edit: February 10, 2011 12:37:01 PM by teachart » THIS ROCKS   Logged
jemimah
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2217
Joined: 25-Feb-2010


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011 11:37:43 AM »

Awesome!! Amazing!! yay for stumpwork Smiley

One idea if you do a subject like this again (please don't take this as a criticism - the piece is fantastic as it is, this is just a suggestion for future work). You could try doing the ear as a separate slip just attached at the base for even more 3D-ness.

Can't wait to see more of your work!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

teachart
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011 11:49:10 AM »

Great idea for the ear! I don't know why I didn't think of that! I don't thinks it's too late- I may stitch up and ear and take your suggestion. Thanks you for the advice ( not taken as a criticism by any means!  Smiley)
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SoCraftyTal
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 317
Joined: 30-Mar-2010


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011 12:20:06 PM »

Awesome! This rocks!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Want to get notified instantly when someone adds a project of yours as their favorite? Support Craftster and unlock more features as a Friend of Craftster!
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 29873
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011 01:23:30 PM »

WOW! That is so cool! I love all the textures.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

teachart
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011 07:42:50 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments!

I'm not completely happy with the piece the more I live with it; I think It needs to be re-figured a bit. I think the scaling of the image with the size of the canvas isn't quite right.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
BlankGirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 546
Joined: 14-Nov-2005

im a ghost gone mad, an angel in the dopesmoke


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011 08:32:04 AM »

wow i just saw your other post of your 'stump work' and i think this one is my favorite. both you and your hubby are increadibly talented!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I paint these little pictures with a temporary poison. each one just like the other. i wonder why i even bother.
teachart
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011 08:57:23 AM »

wow i just saw your other post of your 'stump work' and i think this one is my favorite. both you and your hubby are increadibly talented!

Thank you so much BlankGirl! This one is definitely more my aesthetic than my other stumpwork piece. The monarch was more of a technique practice piece for me; using wire to provide stability to a piece of embroidery and attaching it with wire.

I'll pass the compliment on to my husband as well Cheesy Thanks for looking and commenting!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
zkatom
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011 10:20:02 AM »

I love this!  So perfectly fanciful.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
teachart
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011 10:12:00 AM »

Thanks zkatom!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Hair Extensions For Bangs
How to Trim Your Bangs
Japanese Inspired Hairstyles
Lela Rose Backstage Hair Trends - Fall 2009
Akiko Ogawa Backstage Hair Trends - Fall 2009
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
Are You Ready For Some Football?
Meatless Monday: Banana Pudding

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.