Embroidered Rockers

Friday, November 23, 2012

The King- detail

I’m absolutely taken with Bridgeen from Cherry & Cinnamon and her amazing series of embroidered rockers. She used “mug shots” of famous rockers as a departure point – I love the detail and texture she was able to achieve in a mostly monochromatic format.

Just one shade of embroidery floss against a natural linen-looking background. Well, except for my personal fave, David Bowie – and I think it fits his renegade style to be rendered in more than 1 shade of floss…

Thin White Duke Detail ol Blue eyes - detail fw Man in Black- detail
Bridgeen’s portrait series is one of many (no doubt fabulous) works currently on exhibition at the Mr X Stitch exhibit (view list of artists here) at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate, UK. Now there’s something I wouldn’t mind hopping across the pond to see!

How about you? Have you ever attempted a piece with just one shade of DMC thread? We’d love to see it!


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  • […] It’s hard to believe I only started embroidering in earnest last December. Look how far I’ve come! So much happened in this year; From selling embroidery patterns on Etsy and the fabulous on-line printables store Kitschy Digitals, to having patterns published in Simply Sewing and the Irish Quilting Magazine, I even got to create the October stitch-a-long for Feeling Stitchy (a little dream come true!). I’ve been thrilled to have featured on some of my favourite embroidery blogs including &Stitches, Feeling Stitchy and the DMC Blog. […]

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