Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sentinelle is finished

This is my sentinelle piece for the upcoming Sisters in Cloth exhibit in Stony Creek at the Willoughby Wallace Library gallery, which is opening Friday, March 27.

The wood block prints were purchased from Dijanne Cevaal and each of us decorated our print according to our own aesthetic. I often embellish with some (or many) beads, but this one is strictly embroidered.

I've had some positive comments on my Facebook page, so I think I may have to do another. Dijanne has a new similar design, Queen of Chartres--along with other block prints. Click HERE to see them.

The act of sitting and embroidering while I was recuperating from pneumonia was quite therapeutic. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this needle craft. Perhaps another sentinelle or a Queen of Chartres will be upcoming?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sisters in Cloth has an exhibit coming up this month. The show runs March 27 through April 29. I have two pieces in it (although I'm still working to finish them).

The show includes a collaborative project, Fiber Journeys, which connects one piece to another by a pathway. The second part of the exhibit is our collection of sentinelles. We purchased the wood blocks from Dianne Cevaal and embellished/decorated them according to our individual preferences.

Having been sick over the winter, I reconnected with my love of embroidery. My sentinelle piece includes old embroidery stitches and some new ones I hadn't used before.