Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Little horse scene

I must say that I had way too much fun with this little project.
My idea was to make a little something for my very good friend Terry, something that would have some meaning to her. She absolutely loves horses and had many in her life, so I decided to embroider her this little horse scene.
I used some white silk dupioni, traced the design and started stitching, choosing colors as I went along. I also wanted to put some color, so I tried some watercolor paint using Neocolor II which are basically some water-soluble wax pastels. I had to order some little brushes and I found some miniature ones from Silver Brush. Never done much painting of any kind and certainly not on fabric, so I had no idea how things would turn out. After using the wax pastels, I added a little water with the tiny brushes and the whole scene turned into a watercolor one in front of my amazed eyes. That was a great learning experience and I will be using watercolor and specially made oil paint much more on my projects from now on. I just love to marry many different techniques on a project.
Now, I will turn this into a needlecase for her and hope that she likes it. Will post photos as soon as it is completed.
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

What can I say other than WOW, WOW,and WOW again its delightful and beautiful and I am so pleased that you had fun with the water colour pastels

This is just so cute and you have done an excellent job of creating your own design

Top Marks Very Well done

LovetoStitch99 said...


So, does that mean that you love it? (big big grin)

Pierrette =^..^=

Sew-in-Love said...

Can you have Too Much Fun whilst stitching?????=)=)

Itching To Stitch said...

I've just come across your blog and your stitching is beautiful. You a wide area of talent, hope you don't mind if I come back to visit ;)

LovetoStitch99 said...

Would love to see you visit as often as you wish :-)
Pierrette =^..^=

Rissa said...

Wow, this turned out incredible Pierette! I am very impressed with your finished product. :-)