How does your garden grow with crayons? With a little bit of imagination and lots of stitches!Why does your garden grow with crayons? Because that was the challenge of the monthly assignment of my creative embroidery course. It was a surprise to open my package and discover a packet of twelve coloured crayons, some white cotton fabric and lots of coloured stranded embroidery cotton. The task was to create a stitched garden, after colouring the fabric with crayons. I have always loved the impressionist Monet gardens, so I approached this task happily.... until I realised how long it takes to fill a space with stitches!
|Crayon applied to cotton fabric with texture ( rubber stamp under the fabric) |
- Empress Wu Designs 2015
|Stitching the "distant" spaces first|
- French knots, Lazy Daisy stitch, fly stitch, straight stitch.
Empress Wu Designs 2015
|Detail 1 - Crayon Garden - Empress Wu Designs 2015|
(French knots, fly stitch, straight stitch, lazy daisy stitch)
|Detail 2 - Crayon Garden - Empress Wu Designs 2015|
(French knots and straight stitch)
|Detail 3 - Crayon Garden - Empress Wu Designs 2015|
( woven roses, straight stitch, Cretan stitch, double knot stitch, lazy daisy stitch)
| Detail 4 - Crayon Garden - Empress Wu Designs 2015|
|Detail 5- Crayon Garden - Empress Wu Designs 2015|
|Crayon Garden - Wilma Simmons, Empress Wu Designs, 2015|