Daily Archives: September 23, 2009

Art with My Needle Week ~ Week 5

Last week I asked what we might do with a collection of coral and shells.  There were a few very interesting answers.  Today I will pick one of the items and take it a stage further.

Clam shell

Drawing and colour study

A section taken from the drawing and the lines enlarged.  I then placed it in an oval shape.

The shape quilted onto silk with a layer of wadding backed with muslin.  The stitch used was a simple chain stitch in a decorative thread.

What did I do with it?  Please be patient with me as I am still tired but will finish the project next week and take the drawing on a stage further:

Using the curved lines and changing the oval to an egg shape, I removed some lines and added others.

I hope I have aroused your curosity to come back next week to see the fruits of my labour.