Thursday, April 24, 2014

Stitched Journal Project - April

The Stitched Journal Project is: Makers from around the world creating one "page" or piece of work per month and sharing. It is a project to get the ideas flowing, to process the days in a creative way, to try new techniques and to push past fears that keep us from making something.  It isn't about perfection, or getting it "just right," it is about process and perspective.

Machine stitching with dupioni silk scraps on cotton

Stitched Journal Project confession: This piece is from March. I did not finish a piece for April. This was an alternate to the piece that I made and showed last month. When I was working on it, it didn't feel representative of the month, even though I really liked the end result. It seems more appropriate for this month, though I do not consider it a true part of the whole project, and not really my April piece.


April has been a bit busy, chaotic and dizzy like this piece, it has also been bright, colorful and surprising just like this piece. 

I do intend to create another piece for April, once I get over a pesky stomach bug that has laid me out this week. This piece has since been framed and will wing it's way to an old friend in Canada for an Art Swap we arranged (yay for art swaps!).



Below you will find links to the wonderful makers and their Stitched Journal Project pieces for April. Please keep your eyes on this spot in the next couple of days as more add their links. Be sure to visit them and leave comments!

If you think you would like to join in as well, it's not too late!  We will be sharing our pieces the last Friday of every month at least until the end of the year. We'd love to have you.

All of you wonderful Stitched Journal Project participants please link up below! Remember to add your photos to The Stitched Journal Flickr Group! and be sure to share with Facebook, Twitter, etc!





9 comments:

jabbott said...

I love what you have created,your journal is looking amazing.

nanacathydotcom said...

I love your machine embroidery. I found this project last month via Annie at Knitsofacto.It push started me into creative embroidery again. I hope it was ok for me to join in this month. I really want to say thank you for this, it has meant so much to me.

Mel Makes said...

I love this piece, the colours and the stitching are a great contrast :)

Jennifer said...

I love this one. The crazy, heavy stitching is such an interesting contrast to the silk pieces. I love the colors as well.

Chrissie said...

A beautiful piece, I love the texture and depth created by the colours, the silk fabric, and the swirling stitches. Beautiful! Chrissie x

annewheaton said...

Crazy! What a wonderful effect it creates and surprising how different it looks when you show the whole piece.

Patty Radish said...

I love the colors in this piece! Looking forward to your April piece! Feel better soon!

Claire the Shepherdess said...

That's gorgeous - I love the energy in it. Hope you feel much better very soon!

Simona said...

I like it, it reminds me of the canvas you made for your book. I am looking forward to your next piece for April :-). Simona