Monday, 18 October 2010

Rock Pool

Following on from yesterday and my previous post, one or two people have asked me to post close ups of the stitching I did on holiday based on the rock pool so here they are.  Hopefully they are much closer to the actual colour of my little wallhanging.







If you click on the pics you should be able to see the layering more clearly.  I do love playing about with these pieces of improvised stitchery, especially when they are on a sea theme.

Another glimpse through the clear waters.  I think these may be baby mackerel.  Speaking of which,

not so baby mackerel!  Unfortunately my photo is a bit blurry but I can see a bit of Photoshop manipulation coming up and the blurriness won't matter.

Many thanks for all your comments on my last few posts.  I'm glad you're enjoying the photos.  There'll be more!

26 comments:

Bea said...

Well, Rock Pool is gorgeous and I love seeing it close up. The colors and all the details. Just yummy. :)Bea

ju-north said...

You've excelled yourself with these!
Lovely!

QuiltNCards said...

I love that you included real rocks and shells along with some lovely beads and the special stitches! It's great! <3 terri

Jan said...

That is truly beautiful ,can just imagine being on the beach when I look at these ...love Jan xx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Absolutely gorgeous and right up my street! I love all the layers, beads and french knots. Perfect Julie xoxo

Gina said...

Lovely to see all your St Ives pics on the last few posts Julie. Your stitched rock pool is beautiful (glad the felt came in handy!)

Ro Bruhn said...

This is gorgeous, your interpretation's brilliant. I love how you've incorporated the shell too.

Gail P said...

oh my, these are glorious! the textures and layers and rocks and
shells. You were in a groove when you created these.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

The beauty of your colors and textures in the beads and stitches are simply soothing ...I wish I could hold them in my hands. Water and threads ...total inspiration. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

pam said...

Julie the pictures of St Ives on the last post were lovely - you had a great time by the look of it. Oh I love the textures on your pictures you do so love the seascapes and you do them beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Lovely pictures of St Ives you obviously had a great time and came away with lots of inspiration for future projects.
Your stitching is gorgeous such rich colours.

Lesley said...

Your rock pool embroidery is just lovely!
Can I ask - what make and model of camera do you use?

Emma said...

Oh my goodness, your hanging is fabulous! These little detail pics have me drooling & my fingers positively itching! You inspire me to revisit my rock pool pics ;)

(Thanks for the kind mention x)

Heather said...

Your rock pool stitchery is gorgeous - I just love all those soft layers and stitches, and the little beads and found objects. I remember tasting freshly caught mackerel for the first time having never been much of a fan, but straight from the sea it is delicious.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Rock Pool is so beautiful, you have put so much detail onto it. You are a very talented lady. Angela

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I love your rock pool, all those layers and stitching.

Sharon said...

These are wonderful and so alive with scrumptious colors. I love it!!!

Dot said...

Hi Julie. Lovely to catch up with all of your holiday news and your gorgeous photo's too. This is such a special work of art. Love all the details and the colors are gorgeous. The layering looks very effective. You do such beautiful work.
Dot xx

DILLY said...

Be vewy luvly an speshow.
Julie be so clever!
Dilly luv phwish.

Helen Suzanne said...

ooh how delicious. I love how you've collated your rockpool. Really scrummy

maggi said...

What gorgeous textures you have created with the stitching Julie, a really beautiful piece.

Moogsmum said...

They really do capture rock pools perfectly Julie, all the textures and colours are beautiful.

xxx

DILLY said...

Hewo Julie!!!!!!!!!!

Helena said...

Hi Julie!

Check out this blog I came across this evening...

http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/

she has some nice tie-dye results :)

freebird said...

That is super work you've done here. I love the added bits of shells and all that lovely texture. Wow.

Lynne said...

Stunning rock pool photos Julie