Warts and All

Fingers: Been testing out a sturdy artists’ canvas in my free machine stitched drawings. My machine took a dislike to my Big New Idea….and went into a huff. Sooooo it’s been a testing time (in more than one sense). Tried different needles, jean, leather, topstitch, metallic…. Tried threads, cotton, polyester, poly/cotton, topstitch threads….Tried drawing image with pen first, tried drawing image with pencil, tried drawing with Magic-Pen-That-Disappears-With -Heat, tried stitching through photocopy of drawing, tried stitching through tracing paper, tried stitch-and-tear…  AAAAAAAAAaargh!

Anyway, here’s a couple of rather tatty looking samples and one/two? that might be going somewhere… (the bin? hehehe)
car pak man  hand in box
man on bus profiletete a tete 2 

News from Brittany: Jean is taking Ellie to a recording studio today, to record a CD. She’s hoping to get 10 to 12 tracks down.
Think Jean will be accompanying her on some of them. Can’t wait to hear how it’s going…. Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Field Trip: Going to town this afternoon, drawing.

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9 thoughts on “Warts and All

  1. Your machine drawings are a delight and I want one **insert naughty child foot stamping here**. Maybe we could swap artworks. Sewing machines are temperamental things aren’t they. A friend of mine gave me a real old clanger that will sew through anything. Waiting for shed to be cleaned out before I try it on thick canvas. I’ve got high hopes that it will do it.

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  2. Thanks Uta
    Swapping art works sounds a great idea… after summer if pos… have some exhibition committments to honour first. But that would be great! (Eeeee! Be good to have an Uta Mooney on our wall!!)

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  3. Thanks Chrissie… Eee! I do love your encouragement…you’re so positive…(like sunshine breaking through on a cloudy day!)*Whisper* Think some of the stitched drawings may make it on to a wall at Rossendale Museum/Gallery in September…if all goes well!Shhhh!
    You feeling better? Hope so. x

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  4. Hi Julie,
    I’m Butterfly Woman from Artist Way Group. Have missed your input there. I often come here to your site across the internet miles, and always enjoy your creations. I am blown away that you stitch on canvas. Never seen anything like it! I can barely do cross stitch. Your stitched drawings are very expressive and I appreciate your trial and error approach in the creative process. Will you use colored threads in the future? Stop by my blog sometime for a visit.

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    1. Hi Bev, thanks so much for dropping by…and for your encouragement. Coloured threads~ great! Thanks for your advice. Thanks for the invitiation to visit your blog… I’m putting you on my Aw blogroll… 🙂 xxx

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