Tuesday, October 26, 2010

landscapes of my mind

My friends Kaite and Penny B. have either shown, or are in the process of showing small landscapes on their blogs, so I thought that I would share in the fun. Penny's was posted a couple of days ago and Kaite's is now posted. Mine are a combination of free motion machine quilting/embroidery and hand stitching. The heavier emphasis is on the machine. The backgrounds are serendipity transfer/disperse dyed monoprints on commercial satin. Fun to do and quite addictive! The monoprint sets the mood and the machine just follows along for the ride............................

For those of you who aren't familiar, transfer/disperse dyes are used on regular copier paper, left to dry and then ironed onto polyester fabric. The satin is my favourite, because the colours just seem to glow. Both pieces are layered like a quilt with the top, batting and a backing.


Storm - 6 1/4"W x 6 1/4"L




Serenity - 7 1/2"W x 10 1/4L




Don't forget to follow the links to visit my friend's pieces.

12 comments:

kaite said...

aaah, i'd like to visit Serenity, it looks so calm and quiet. lovely. i'll post mine up now. k.

Beth said...

OOOOOh, this process sounds like one I could deal with in small tight-ish quarters... I will be looking into this for a project. Thanks!

Terry said...

So different and so engaging.
The transfer process sounds interesting and managable.
Thankyou

Notjustnat said...

Painting with threads! Beautiful. Love the colors on both pieces - Hugs Nat

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks! Kaite - I guess I was in a very mellow place when I created this one. Strangely enough, the other one was made shortly after. Of course, the fabric was telling me what it wanted me to do.....

Beth - Go for it! You'll have fun! It's not a complicated process. Get the dyes and then let me know and I'll walk you through the process. I might even do a tut on it in the new year. No time to play before that!

Terry and Nat - G'day and thanks for wandering over to my blog! Threadpainting and transfer dyes are two of my favourite things to play with. Keep tuned, because I'll probably post more about both of them in the new year.

Penny Berens said...

AM - these are lovely. I've just been looking at all the stitching, both machine and hand... wow! Is serenity at your sister's cottage?

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Penny! Nope.....serenity is just a place in my mind. It was inspired by the colours in the cloth. Let's call it automatic stitching. I do love to mix up both hand and machine stitch. I've even been know to hand stitch, machine stitch over it and then slap on some paint (horrors!!!!). It's those darned Brits that get me going with all the experimental stuff. You KNOW I love my techniques!

Rachel Murphree said...

Beautiful! love them.

Bonnie said...

Anne Marie, I stumbled upon you recently and got hooked on your triangles. Every time I visit I find more and exciting eye candy. I do love your work. Thanks for the inspiration!
Bonnie
cottonandlinen.com

Sara said...

I need Serenity beside my desk (or wherever I can easily see it) throughout each day! Kindergarteners are exhausting! :)

Storycloth said...

Glad you posted them. Calming and beautiful. Gilly

ArtGirl said...

oh wow - STORM is just Beautiful!!! i love the pinks and also the quilting (the circles) and shapes.