Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Handwork

in progress... 
"Fire Within" consists of painted cotton, with applique in silk, metallic-look fabric and cotton, couched yarn, hand embroidery and machine quilted.  Note: The silk in the sky is scrunched up and fused to the surface with ironing, creating an interesting texture of folds and creases. This quilt is a reworking of an older piece seen below... my way of warming up the creative juices again.   This is in line with my seasonal energy to clean out by moving unused things on.   I am pleased with the new version.  Thoughts?  The quilt is available on Galleribba.


Fire Within by Linda A. Miller 2014
Fire Within by Linda A. Miller 2014
10" x 7" 
Available for sale on Galleribba

Previous Incarnation


Below is a celtic cross stitch pattern received as a gift some years back.  Though not my usual choice of technique, it recently sparked my interest and has been a meditative New Years project with tiny stitches that need good light to work on.  It grows stitch by stitch, day by day.


Celtic Triskele
Celtic Triskele

These socks were completed several months ago but never posted.  My first project with breed specific yarn.  Why breed specific you might ask... to aim for appropriate qualities with yarn that best suit the project.  I chose the Blue Faced Leicester yarn both for its softness and durability,  thanks to research in Deborah Robson's fascinating "Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook" and in her online (free) Craftsy class "Know your Wool" .  The pattern is from  Ann Budd's  book "Sock Knitting Master Class" by designer, Evelyn A. Clark.  I so enjoy lace patterns....


Rose Rib Socks
Rose Rib Socks


 

Meanwhile "Linear Moves" has returned home from Road to California.   Below is a shot from Road of the quilt hanging next to my friend Sherry Kleinman's "Geisha".  A well chosen pairing!

 




Linear Moves by Linda A Miller Geisha by Sherry Davis Kleinman
Linear Moves by Linda A Miller
Geisha by Sherry Davis Kleinman

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6 comments:

  1. I think you reworked your piece wonderfully. It is much more interesting. Great idea to include a sky and sun.

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  2. Linda, I am in total awe of your socks! The bread specific yarn sounds wonderful, the pattern is spectacular and the colour is vivid. I do hope you have somewhere really special to wear them and show them off.
    Hilary Florence

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    1. Thank you Hilary! They were fun to knit.

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  3. I really like your reworked piece, particularly the sun. That is a beautiful counted cross stitch too. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Judy!

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