Monday, 31 December 2012

Last Item of 2012 completed.

Ok, this is my very last post of 2012 and I want to share my latest picture that I have completed, the one on the left was my first and here is the second on the right so now to get them framed ready to be hung on the wall of the flat in London.

I loved making these and am even tempted to do another in the collection.


Here they are with the original painting.  I guess as a cavet against them not being a complete mirror image of the original painting, I can say they are "my interpretation" of them.

I thought you might be interested in a few close up shots of the thread work.  I only used two stitches, both with the feed dogs down and my embroidery foot on my sewing machine.  I used either a straight stitch or a zig-zag.  Everything was done on my sewing machine except for the gold wool, and I used my rather redundant embellishing machine to attach the wool to the picture.

All fabrics for the applique part have come from my stash - cream, blue and black fleece used to make fleece tops, the blue knit was used to make a long jacket, and you may recognise the blue around the gold, that came from my Linton Tweed Chanel style jacket and the red knit was a jersey I used to make a polo-neck top.

They may not be to everyone's taste, but I am so pleased with these and want to experiment more with this type of work, and after seeing the Wendy Butler Berns Craftsy class I want to try some of my photos.

Now to sit down, watch a bit of TV and prepare to brace myself to launch into 2013 full steam ahead.

Happy new year to you all again.

Catch you next year


  1. Those are two fabulous interpretations that you made. You will certainly enjoy them in your London flat.

  2. I love that you have combined art and sewing together to create two fabulous pieces to display in your flat.
    Awesome! Happy New Year!

  3. Beautiful art work.. Fantastic..Thank you for sharing.

  4. Wow! Great artwork from a sewing machine.

  5. This really is different than anything I have seen before. Must read back in your blog to see if it is a new technique for you. I love Picasso!

  6. My heavens, this is impressive. Beautiful work, Pauline.

  7. Never thought of making something like this. You made beautiful interpretations. Will look lovely on your wall.

  8. Thank you for all your lovely comments - they are both at the picture framers and I look forward to getting them back next week - I'll post a picture of them once I get them back.