Thursday, May 28, 2009

live and learn...



Here are the final pictures of my sampler. Though it was just last Wednesday that I shipped the work off it seems like a millions years ago.
The linen is a pain to photograph because it is not square so it looks crooked no matter what I do!


I was very happy with the work and proud of the quality. Remember I have only been embroidering about 2 years and so I am still learning and vastly improving my technique and this piece made me feel proud about that.

I did end up framing the work and am still unsure how I feel about that. Generally I prefer not to frame my work as it feels much more stagnant, flat, and artifact-like once it is contained. But since the work was going to a museum and would be hanging next to a framed sampler I decided to do it. But now I sort of wish I had not- as this would have separated it more from the antique sampler and keep it more in the present moment. What do you think?

Oh well we live and learn.

3 comments:

onesilentwinter said...

Joetta that is fantasic!! no really gorgeous!!!

Joanie Hoffman said...

This is a beautiful piece of work and fun too.
"Z" will never be the same to me.
Happy days,
Joanie

Joetta said...

thank you so much- and really what could i do about z?