Thursday, 4 February 2010

Race The Wind


Race The Wind is finished, bar the hanging rod. Not a machine stitch in the piece! I need some time to source / make hanging rods for both this piece and Long Lugs, as I have a pretty specific idea of how I want them to be hung.

In the photos, the greenish edge fringe contrasts very strongly with the piece, but in reality it works a lot better. What is tricky to see in the pictures is that a lot of the stitching over the blue and turquoise background is in gold thread, and this gives it a very greenish gold feel.

The next piece is already taking shape in my head. It will be simpler, and use some of my new found scraps. I'll show you soon!

16 comments:

Carol Anne Strange said...

This is absolutely stunning, Danielle. So very beautiful. I love it! x

Madeleine said...

You must be in 'racing ' mood because you're sewing like the racing wind!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I love it! Just beautiful Danielle.

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou! I AM racing on, sitting up late into the night stitching. It is so much fun :)

Madeleine said...

Like a surfer catching a wave - you are catching the Spring winds - good timing! :*)
:*)

Kath said...

This is even lovelier than it promised to be when you started. I am inspired now, I must sew something with hares!
Can't wait to see what you will make next.

FairiesNest said...

It came out truly gorgeous!

Biddywink said...

Hi Danielle! I have been reading your blog for a bit now and, while I find most all of your posts interesting and lovely, I just felt compelled to comment now.
This piece, "Race the Wind," is just stunning and beautiful. I hope you can create more such wonderful works of art, along with your moving paintings, in the near future.
Thank you for your wonderful blog,
Brandi

Sweetpea said...

WONDERFUL! I adore the fact that it is all stitched by hand!!

jojoebi said...

wow, it is beautiful, great job!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

It's splendid! What a lot of work you've put into that. I like all of the details, but i really like the organza(?) passing over the trees like mist. That's lovely. Well done! You should be really proud of this. Can't wait to see the next one taking shape.

A mermaid in the attic said...

Beautiful...I especially love the sky with the sheer fabric creating cloud drifts over the moon...hmmm, must try that! :)

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

This is gorgeous! I love seeing your ideas.

Linda said...

Congratulations its beautiful, and thumbe up for yopur artwork being used for the Etsy Blog survey, link if you haven't seen it. Linda:)

http://www.etsy.com/storque/etsy-news/etsy-blog-survey-getting-to-know-our-readers-6887/#comments

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou everyone!
Brandi, Sweetpea and Kristin - good to meet you, and thankyou for your kind words :) I'm off to visit you in a moment!
Catherine and Christina - yes it is organza. Originally I had covered the whole piece with a layer of organza, but I kept cutting bits away until eventually there were only wisps left.

Oh Linda! How exciting! Thankyou so much for pointing it out as I had no idea. I had wondered why I suddenly had so many hits on the "Heron Girl"!

gtyyup said...

It's beautiful! It must take hours upon hours to do all of that by hand. Obviously it's worth it when it turns out as nicely as this one did!

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