The day was so inspirational, and brought me back to hand stitchery, something I have not been engaged with in recent years.
Mary Ruth gave permission to share images of her work, as long as we didn't show her face! I am thrilled to share these beautiful works of art with you:
Peggy McCaskill Forrester admires the dimension of Mary Ruth's embroidered piece,
mounted on a frame
This piece was created with french knots.
Mary Ruth stated that each inch took approximately 2 hours to complete.
detail of another piece
Mary Ruth demonstrated how she stretches muslin over a frame.
This serves as her work surface.
She works intuitively after first making some sort of grid over the surface, something as simple as dividing the work area into quarters.
Susie Monday holds one of Mary Ruth's "sampler" pieces.
Susie has another great post about Mary Ruth's workshop, so don't
miss visiting her blog!
Paper yarn on a spool. Source: Darn Good Yarn.
You can bet I have already ordered some of this!
The beginning of my embroidered piece, using black embroidery floss
over free cut pieces of hand-dyed silk organza and cheesecloth.
details of the progression of my piece.....
the rusted crepe de chine was created (and purchased from) Adrian Highsmith.
My muslin-stretched frame is 12x14 inches.
No idea where this is going, but I'm sure having a grand time!