Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August 2012 Embroidery Journal Project

Hi all,
My embroidery journal project is now complete!
 I wanted to do something different this month, something that would be a little challenge of a different sort. So I chose a door to a magical, walled forest. I had to figure out ways to make the walls so they had dimension, and the door I wanted to be able to open. The walls are bits of a stiff interfacing that I covered with fabric.  The gate posts are wrapped up pipe cleaners. I couldn't get the wire through the back of the fabric so I glued the ends so the floss wouldn't unwind and cut off the wire. I used a black permanent marker to cover the white that showed.  My door is fabric covered interfacing too. I used several layers and ended up using glue in the end to hold all the layers together. If I did it over, I would have planned that part differently. The door is held shut with the help of an eye. It lifts up, so the door can open.
I had to put something behind the door, so I choose to represent a magical rose bush that blocks the way in.

What does my little walled in world represent? Good question! I will answer with it's the way into my magical embroidered world where anything is possible, and there are always great projects to be done!!!


We've had a heron visiting us during August.  I suppose it found out we have little fish and crayfish in our water. No doubt a tasty snack!

8 comments:

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh wow, it's absolutely beautiful, Emily! Great job

Mrs Pixie said...

It looks amazing! So clever :)

Elizabethanne said...

I so love your magical walled forest. It makes me want to take an adventure in it :-)

Akshaya Borkar said...

Nice idea of creating magical garden.. love it

Amanda said...

I am always so impressed by your embroidery. What wonderful work!

Starr White said...

It's enchanting, Emily! I can't wait to see what wonderful things await inside your magical forest.

Nana-Bob said...

WOW, that is amazing! :)

Márcia said...

Achei sua idéia maravilhosa, parabéns