After watching Misti Mo showing her embroidery scrolls, I decided to make one myself. So FUN!
This combines my love of fabric and stitch in a new way and challenges my brain to decide the next iteration. I started out deciding to use canvas rather than muslin since I wanted to work on something more substantial. If you know me, you also know I only use 3 embroidery stitches in my work (straight, chain and French knots). So this project will encourage me to explore other stitches (like a fly stitch, back stitch, and who knows what comes next!)
What I love about working on this scroll is that I don't have to fuse anything to the surface before stitching. That give me a lot of freedom every day and eliminates a step in the process. And, because I love texture, I don't mind some fraying that happens around the edges.
I haven't measured the scroll but I think it might be 45 inches long and about 6 inches high. It's quite heavy so that is a challenge.
I'm working on all parts of the scroll at the same time so it won't be finished until it's finished. but here is a small part of the scroll. I still have to add some leaves to the stems with the orange flowers and add something to the ground besides the flowers. More to come!
3/16/2023 05:13:27 am
Your creativity both boggles and excites my mind. Captivating from top to bottom, from the paper weaving to the embroidery scrolls. I hadn't been here for awhile. Granny duties have eaten up my time recently (g-d broke her femur while sledding, son has mystery illness) but your work has brought joy to and refreshed my soul. Praising God for the gifts with which he has endowed you.
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!