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Laughing Dog Arts
Friday, June 4, 2010
Beading on Velvet
I posted this piece before it was finished a couple of weeks ago. Here it is completed, even framed which I rarely do. I had just gotten this frame at a garage sale, not thinking of it for this piece but it was perfect. Also, I had the background piece of copper colored stuff that was perfect as a sort of mat behind the velvet. I don't know what that stuff is, someone gave it to me. It was quite firm and stiff although I could have stitched on it. It was very fibrous, copper colored on one side and a rather dull brownish coppery color on the reverse. It was just right for this piece, which I have not named. I have trouble coming up with names for my pieces. Beaded Thingy just seems too drab. Any suggestions? This is the one where I used the top from a wine bottle foil as the center piece I beaded around.
I enjoyed stitching on the cotton velvet so much I tried another one. This time I used some silk roving which I held down with some big hand stitching before I beaded over and around it. I put a piece of fabric on the back and stitched it closed like a pillow, with no stuffing. No name for this, either. Beaded Thingy 2. I gifted it to Susan at http://sjmcdowell.blogspot.com/ . She had sent me a package of many many beads and I used almost exclusively her beads in this piece. Still lots of beads left, she was very generous. She received it today so I can post the picture now.
Well it is a beautiful evening here, some blue sky showing and sun on the tops of the trees. Wasn't much sun today but it didn't rain either. The hummingbirds are still flocking to my feeders. I am always amazed at how late in the day they continue to feed. All the other birds have gone to their roosts but the hummers keep coming until it is very nearly dark. Adult dark, anyway.
I want to welcome my new followers, I always appreciate anyone who takes the time to sign up and follow this blog, especially when you leave me a comment. Thanks! And welcome!
Listened to Jack Johnson today, what mellow songs, he is one of my favorites. He will be touring in this area this summer too. Summer? What's that?? If it hit 60 today I'd be surprised.