I love reading a lot of blogs every day. One of my favorites is The Textile Blog. Every once in a while there is a post that introduces me to an artist that really catches my eye and has me thinking – How can I adapt that to needlepoint? This one really popped out at me and got me thinking.
Karen is a mixed media artist and does a lot of interesting color studies. You might like to browse her site and blog too at http://www.karenstiehlosborn.com/
I love this and I’m trying to figure out how I would go about creating an abstract in needlepoint. I’m thinking, stripes done in stitching and couching. Areas of doodles, etc. I’ve pulled a large assortment of turquoise threads, with some green, lavender, and white to use on bright yellow canvas. It’s not ready to stitch yet, but I keep making little drawings of some of the areas, lists of stitches to use, sketching a rough layout, thinking… I’m hoping it will come together in a few weeks.