06 March 2010

Phantasia - finally a sunny day

Phantasia 34cm x 39cm / 13" by 15 1/2"

I finished "Phantasia" a few days ago but had to wait for a little bit of sunshine to take photos of it. I really like this piece and it is the first one I did with handstitching only. I started out with no plan and it evolved slowly but without hesitation. I love the colours as they symbolize spring and life to me right now. The title "Phantasia" just popped up one night while working on it. Don´t know why, maybe I´ll find out one day. I often understand the reason why a certain piece has it´s name much later when I look at it again.
I had a dreadful time finding a way to mount it cause there is no batting or anything else to hold the cloth in shape. All you see is all there is. I finally decided to sew it to a piece of gessoed canvas. The canvas is slightly smaller than the cloth, so you don´t see it but it holds the cloth nicely in shape. 2 Eyelets in the canvas make it easy to hang on a wall.





8 comments:

Kaye Turner said...

Very springlike! Beautifully composed and stitched.

Pat said...

A lovely piece, my favourite bit is the way the little yellow square is attached.

Karin said...

Thanks Kaye and Pat.

Marion said...

I like the way the seeding leads the eye through the picture and also the luminous colours- very Spring like.

deemallon said...

this is so, so pretty... It reminds me of a map, somehow. Good solution for hanging.

I love the way titles or words come and find that they tend to be truer than anything I would have/could have thought up more rationally.

deemallon said...

this is so, so pretty... It reminds me of a map, somehow. Good solution for hanging.

I love the way titles or words come and find that they tend to be truer than anything I would have/could have thought up more rationally.

Beate Knappe said...

Die Farben sind sehr inspirierend und schööööööön

suziqu's thread works said...

Karin this is gorgeous - love the compostion and the bright colours and how the stitching ties it all together!