Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How does your garden grow with crayons?


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
(Cretan stitch) 
Detail  5- Crayon Garden - Empress Wu Designs 2015
Crayon Garden - Wilma Simmons, Empress Wu Designs, 2015 




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