Sunday, February 13, 2011

stitched gardens

 I have quite a love of knot gardens:  I have created several and I thought I would show them to you today.

This first one is stitched on hand dyed fabric using silk threads and lots of french knots and turkey stitch.

I particularly like the colours in this one.

This one was my first attempt and I was helped with stitch selection & colours by Bev Tully.  It took many hours of concentration.
Again I used silk threads.  It is lovely and soft to touch and is on the top of a round black box. 

I stitched out this heart pattern on my embroidery machine and then filled in the gaps (hearts etc) with different threads and stitches.  It was a kind of a 
sampler, and looks prettier in "real life". 

I have mounted this one on top of another box which I have covered with an interesting paper.

I use this one in the sewing room for bits & pieces. 

Another of my designs:  I found it difficult to deal with the idea of it being divided into 3 sections.  I do like symmetry. 

This tiny one was lots of fun to do: it is a little pin cushion set in a shallow wooden bowl.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Dian, these are gorgeous!!

Karyn said...

they must have taken ages to make Dianne. They are so pretty and are something I am yet to attempt.

Linda said...

What a glorious assortment Dian. I love them all, but I think the first one is my favourite. Thanks for putting them all together in one place.

BTW, I don't know what the header photo was in it's orginal state, but as you have it now, well, it's just mind boggling, I love it.

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous. I love knot gardens too. I remember seeing a 3D one ages ago that interested me although apart from being a dust collector I dont really know what I would do with it. But I love the idea of a pincushion or similar useful beauty.

Robin Mac said...

They are all just so beautiful, what an incredible amount of work must have gone into making them. I agree with Linda, your header is super. Cheers