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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Blogtoberfest 9


When I was studying for my Diploma of Studio Stitch (Textiles) - textile art - we had a fantastic  teacher who was obsesssed with pears.  They are rather attractive, I suppose!  One assignment we were given was to choose from a small list of things (I forget the rest, but pears was definitely one of them!) and do three small items, each one using a different technique.  I started this as one of them but realised that it was so time-consuming that it was better to use it for my end-of-semester piece, a folder cover, and did three other pears instead.  (They will be appearing during Blogtoberfest!)

This was probably only my second major piece of bead embroidery and I am very pleased with it.  It mostly uses czech seed beads with some other beads from my stash, and some small buttons, sewn straight onto cream felt.  I still feel rather proud of this piece!

7 comments:

2paw said...

I agree, quite a lot of people like pears- quilters do and painters too, and another lady makes felted pears. Your pear- so much work in that beading!! It's lovely.

Bear Chick said...

It's beautiful! And so much work!!

karen said...

this is soooo appealing. I expect great things from you and don't forget the apple for teacher..not a pear, an apple!!

gill said...

I love the shape of pears but I don't think I'd have the patience (or skill!) to make anything like this!!

Janet said...

What an amazing piece of work. Very beautiful!

planettreasures said...

I like pears : }
and your bead embroidery is truly amazing!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oh my, the patience you must have to tackle such a large project! It's beautifully done, too. :)