Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bokhara Couching

This is a close up which shows the couching stitch well.
It can be interesting to remember how threads are acquired. Many of mine are bought at shows, when you live in a small town without a proper craft shop you have to take any opportunity; sometimes I am lucky in Charity Shops. I always look in any tins just in case they hide a hoard of threads. The dark blue thread used here was found in a roll of stranded cottons, all graded in colour, which had been wrapped up in a tray cloth and fastened into a roll with safety pins. It must have been someones pride and joy at one time.
The lemony yellow wool was a similar find. I have 'found' quite a few tapestry wools, no doubt the end of someones project or a project never completed. It all helps to provide a range of textures and colours.


  1. Anonymous3:25 PM

    JACKIE, thanks for commenting on my blog! I love the colors you use in your art, like gardens coming alive! interesting processes too, tissue paper and stitching. I am adding you to my reading list!

  2. Jackie , Thanks for visiting my Blog and the comment, I just love the things you are doing the colors are wonderful ,
    I am also adding you to my reading list ,
    regards Emmy


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