Thursday, March 08, 2012


Here’s a picture of what I have been working on since I got home from the shows:
You will need to enlarge the picture to see the detail; I have included an American and Euro 1-cent piece for scale. The fabric is about 19” / 48 cm square. The white vine is stitched resist, the pink bits are Kanzashi flowers. I love both of them, but separately. I’m not sure they work together. The fabric color is more celadon green than the grey that I see.
The stitched resist is totally inspired by Itchiku Kubota’s work. It reminds me why I love the results, AND reminds me why I don’t do this work on pieces for sale. I stopped counting my time at about 4 hours. However, I’m a slow, deliberate stitcher. The cloth is nice, but rather flat – I need to do more to it, or keep thinking about those flowers. Thanks for looking.


Thelma said...

Wow Lisa! That resist is awesome,,love the little flowers to, they sure are small.
Do you have a book by Itchiku Kubota? How did you learn this technique?

Lisa from DippyDyes said...

Thanks, Thelma! The book I have is called 'Opulence.' It's mainly eye candy, but it's the Godiva Truffles of eye candy.
The stitching is just straight stitching drawn up. I sketched the meandering line first, then drew simple leaf shapes around it. I did use three threads at once so I could draw up the stitching as I went.

Kay said...

I really like it so far, but maybe the flowers could use a hint of a trunk? Awesome stitchery! Kay

Lisa from DippyDyes said...

My thought was that these would end up together, but in person they really didn't work together. I still plan to use the stitched cloth for something. But it got used in an experiment . . . And the flowers will be used on something else.