Thursday, February 13, 2014
A 'shroom for Valentine's Day - inspired by this post from the wonderful artist, Valerie Gardiner over at Colours in the Briezh. I fell in love with her drawing entitled "Tiny Red Mushroom from Leith Hill" and knew that I had to recreate it in cloth and stitch. The mushrooms are a little bit of stump work as they are padded with red felt underneath and covered in long and short stitch in red stranded cotton floss to give them a satiny finish. I was trying to capture the luster and sheen depicted in Valerie's lovely drawing. It was so much fun to stitch - I just love it! I had originally thought to make it into one of my heart shaped stuffed ornaments, but now I'm thinking of using it as a patch to stitch onto a little bag or perhaps even a denim jacket - who knows?!!
Thank you, Valerie for the inspiration and for your permission to create a piece inspired by your work. I hope you like it!
Have a happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hug someone you love and tell them how much they mean to you. Big hugs to all of you! Mwah!