Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Red deer crossing/Rotes Kreuzreh



'Not doing it properly' - but bending the rules - is another way of setting creativity free, I think.

Take cross-stitch for example. We've all been taught to sew it neatly row-wise, stitches in one direction only, same size allover. What if you don't?

If you just regard them as stitches, ment for filling a space, covering a background, producing a colour field or even just lighter and darker areas - then it doesn't really matter what size they are, in which direction they're looking, if they're overlapping or not. On the contrary: variety will add further interest.

The yarn I used for this deer is real recycling stuff: I found it when enravelling an old cord and tassel ...

(German summary: Einen Stich nicht akkurat auszuführen kann manchmal sehr belebend sein :-). Wenn man z.B. den Kreuzstich als Flächenfüller, Bodendecker, Farbenmaler sieht, ist die Stichlänge, -größe, -anordnung plötzlich sehr nebensächlich ... Die Fäden, die ich hier verwendet habe, sind übrigens hauptsächlich der spannende Inhalt einer alten Kordel ...)

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This looks utterly stunning Anneli. You have given me some inspiration for a page in a book I am thinking about.

Tonight for the first time in weeks I picked up a needle!!!!

Let the good times begin again.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Dear Elizabeth, I'm utterly happy if I can be of some inspiration to you - and curious about this book-project you're talking about ...!

Yes - let the good times start right now!

Clare Wassermann said...

I think this is absolutely wonderful - it feels Christmassy!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Dear Mother Christmas,

I think it's because this deer looks similar to the ones Santa has in front of his sleigh - and because of the blanket it wears on its back - and maybe because of the shell beads on the antlers, which look a bit like parcels ...

but how could we possibly think of Christmas - we had +30°C in the shadow yesterday!

Sara Lechner said...

was wirst du mit allen machen?? ich bin schon neugierig. ein quilt? wäre toll.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Danke, Sara!

Ich weiß noch nicht genau, was daraus wird ... aber irgendwie möchte ich sie schon zusammenfügen, vielleicht untereinander, als Wandfahne -

wird aber ein langes Ding, da ich das nächste Vieh schon fertig hab' (ein Lustiges!) - und ein zweites noch im Kopf!