Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sew corner!

Last weekend I was in Stockholm visiting Vårsalongen på Liljewalchs art museum. An inspiring exhibition that showed a variety of art and expression forms. I was struck by the textile works that were represented more than I had expected. There were embroidered, crocheted, applications and paintings on fabric.

The most impressive work of art was.....! 

''My previous sewing corner''

I could hardly believe my eyes when I discovered that everything ... absolutely everything was covered with embroidery. 
Chair, table, sewing machine, thread roller, shoes, and even the electric plug ..... absolutely fantastic and fun!

It is also a wonderfully well-made pattern .. completely in very tiny cross stitch.

 A masterpiece in my eyes!

The artist is Ulla-Stina Wikander who is engaged in dressing  ordinary things with cross stitch embroidery .


Sunday, March 16, 2014

A tiny bit spring!

Now I can imagine that spring is coming!

I made a wreath of rice, decorated my home with spring bulbs.
.My flowers are planted in fresh soil and I'm drinking coffee in edge of the forest while the sun is warming my face.

Great feeling! 

 But then what happens in the studio?
 Not much. 

I seem to do everything but sew ... tightening up required!

.......But still...


I made photocopies of my blocks and draw from them the shadows and echoes around the ladies.
 It is just a beginning..... I think I need a pretty
 powerful effect, perhaps in color? 

I'll see .....

Happy Quilting!