Sunday, 21 February 2010

Stook Deer


'Stook Deer' is finished! Apologies for the poor photograph - I want to mount it on a mustard coloured background, and then I will try and get some better pics.

15 comments:

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

It's just fabulous! I love the tones. Is it indigo denim? It's hard to see. But it sure is lovely!

A mermaid in the attic said...

Beautiful Danielle...I love the way you've done the edges, I've really got a thing for unfinished/uneven edges at the moment, gone off straight lines completely!

Karen said...

Breathtaking! I love it , love it, love it!! Wish I could be so creative

Danielle Barlow said...

Catherine - Thankyou. It's actually a very narrow black and white striped cotton. I chose this so I could alter the direction of the lines in each strip. But the computer monitor gets confused by those very narrow stripes, I think.

Christina - I too am currently liking irregular edges, and squares that are deliberately 'off'.

Karen - Thankyou :) you know, it's not as daunting as it looks! It's a fairly logical progression from a simple drawing. I just experiment along the way slightly. The joy of cloth is that a very simple design, using only a basic stitch, still looks beautiful!

Diana said...

I love the energy this one gives off. How you find the time is beyond me and puts me to shame!!

Sweetpea said...

ENCHANTING! I would love to know/see more...the words? Also, can you tell me what is a "stook" deer. And I definitely concur with others - the uneven edges are so wonderful & add much interest. Bravo!

Kath said...

I love this, I hope you are going to keep it! Kath

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou Diana :)
Sweetpea - the words are various old English dialect names for the hare, and Stook Deer is one of those. It's a pretty accurate name actually - stook is the name for a traditional bundle of cut corn, after scything, when it would have been propped upright in the field to dry. And from a distance, a hare bears more resemblance to a small deer than to a rabbit!
Kath- hmmm, I shall keep them for now as I have an exhibition in June, but I think I will offer them for sale after that. I may keep one, but I don't have enough wall space!

Jacky said...

This is wonderful...I love what you are doing with fabric and thread.

Jacky.

Lorie McCown said...

love it, all of it. yes, the edges are very clever. Very lovely

Sonia ;) said...

Danielle it came out beautiful...Love the colors.

Smiles

jude said...

fab

Linda said...

Beautiful as always a treasure, Lindax

Tammie Lee said...

Oh! This is wonderful!

Cathie said...

Wow - your blog and your art just take my breath away. What a lovely way you have at looking at the world - and all those who inhabit it. Lovely, lovely - truly.

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