Pavement, or possibly some sort of werid mutant architectural grass. Whatever it is it’s not very interesting apart from being a rather splendid shade of green.
Never mind – trees tomorow. trees are exciting?
~ by opusanglicanum on January 5, 2012.
Posted in embroidery, opus anglicanum Tags: almoner, c13th, christmas, embroidery, medieval, opus anglicanum, purse, silkwork, split stitch
’tis a lovely shade of green. Love the colour variation you have right through the piece…..
Elmsley Rose said this on January 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Reply
I hadn’t used that green yet, it was feeling left out
opusanglicanum said this on January 6, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply
Funnily enough, I know exactly what you mean…particular threads almost talk to you, catching your eye over and over again, don’t they?
Elmsley Rose said this on January 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm
(thats mostly what they say)
opusanglicanum said this on January 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm
WOW that is really coming along great!!
Lisha Haischer said this on January 6, 2012 at 3:11 am | Reply
opusanglicanum said this on January 6, 2012 at 8:28 am | Reply
Yes – a lovely green, I’m not surprised it was yelling “Me, me!”
Rachel said this on January 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Reply
I really like greens, I think I probably have far too many green dresses
opusanglicanum said this on January 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
After over 20 years in black (the goth thing) I’m creeping out a bit…into a little cream and olive green. (My colouring suits the yellow/greens). I want to get a long pretty olive green skirt, coz got a couple of tops now.
Elmsley Rose said this on January 8, 2012 at 3:48 am
Elmsley Rose said this on January 8, 2012 at 3:50 am | Reply
I have spent so much of my life in costume that doing blakc really wasn’t an option – beside which I like colour too much
opusanglicanum said this on January 8, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply
For many years, the only colours in my life were black, silver (jewellery), a bit of purple and maroon.
Then I took up calligraphy and illumination and started to mix my own paints. And now embroidery.
I adore colour now. Can’t get enough of it! I like to think of myself as a bit of a blank canvas, surrounded by colour.
Since I just sent this to a friend, here’s a copy of what I sent …..enjoy
“These photos will eventually go up on my blog….with more. And after I’ve removed the duplicates, and rotated a few.
This is where I live!”
Elmsley Rose said this on January 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm
I like the little strawbeery pincushion – i never gat as far as smaking any needlework things for myself
btw, twice this week I’ve left comments at your blog, filled out the wiggly word thing and everything, and they aren’t showing up. I seem to be able to comment on other blogger blogs but not yours, its wierd.
those flower pics creep me out, I can appreciate the challenge, but I;ve always found that artsit quite macabre. I’m fine with the veggies – they’re comical – but not the flowers. I think its my lifelong hatred of dried flowers and poupourri
opusanglicanum said this on January 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm
Well – bugger! I’ve had problems with comments getting through. Looks like there is still a problem. I’m getting very frustrated with my blog-builder!!
It was sweet of you to comment tho.
I was actually wondering why I was getting so few comments. I bet a heap of other people have had the same problem.
I can see how you’d find “Flora” creepy. But not the guy made up of fish, because that’s just …eccentric. I think they are interesting in a ‘grotesque art’ sort of way, tho if I *were* to do one of Archimboldo’s pictures (which I don’t actually intend to), I’d be stuck with Flora. I can’t see myself committing to a whole lot of vegetables or fish or cuts of meat to embroider.
….off to e-mail the blogger guy….
Elmsley Rose said this on January 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm
PS I didn’t make the strawberry pincushion – picked it up on Etsy. A nice one – 60++ years old. Just an ordinary wool filling tho.
Elmsley Rose said this on January 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
good find then.
dunno – I think the veggies might be more fun, veg has some very interesting textures. and fish are challenging in any media , getting that lovely shine on them
opusanglicanum said this on January 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
You’re right. Especially going with some non-traditional threads. Jane of Chilly Hollow (do you know her?) would do a brilliant job of it!
Elmsley Rose said this on January 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
i think i might have visited her blog occaisionally, but i’m not that interested in modern stuff
opusanglicanum said this on January 9, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
Know what you mean. I skim read for the occasional post on stitching faces or something else. All those canvases bore me. She does have a link to a nifty “enter DMC colour and find same/similar colours in other threads” utility down the bottom right somewhere. Plus, she’s really sweet, and I’m a sucker for a nice person who is really dedicated to their craft 🙂
Elmsley Rose said this on January 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Do you have a Facebook fan page for your site?
myp2p.eu said this on February 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
I’ve never got around to facebook, sorry
opusanglicanum said this on February 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
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