Sunday, 31 August 2014

Jen's Jems canvas work

I've been working on my embroidery lately because I've enrolled for a class which starts on September 20. There's quite a bit of preparation to do at home before we even get to the first lesson, so that's keeping me busy at nights. I'll post some photos soon.

In the meantime, I thought I'd show you some of my canvas work. These designs have been worked in Perle 5, hand dyed silks, hand dyed ribbons, metallics, rayons and beads. They each measure 13" x 13" framed.

East meets West

These were all designed by Jennifer Griffin and sold through Nancy's Embroidery in Wellington, New Zealand. I don't think they are available any longer, but Nancy's do have some similar canvas work patterns available here.

Polynesian Paradise

I love these designs. As usual, I've changed them up a bit and chosen my own colour palettes.  In some cases I've painted the canvas myself too, because we can now only get white canvas in New Zealand and that wouldn't work for me. This is the one in my blog header photo:

Kaleidoscope Eyes

I added an extra border onto this one to make it the same size as the other two. All three hang side by side in our hall way and I love the colour they add to our 'off white' walls.



Later in the week I'll show you another two I've made which were designed by Laura J Perin.

14 comments:

Katrina said...

Your canvas work is gorgeous - such vibrant colours! Have a good week :)

Maryse said...

Beautiful work Wendy!

Hettie's Mum said...

Oooh these are great. yes as Katrina says vibrant and full of colour. They make me smile :-)

HeathersSewingRoom said...

What fabulous designs and colours. Something to really treasure and you can look at them every day.

margaret said...

3 very nice pieces of work, I love working with perle threads but have not tried ribbon on canvas before

Gina said...

They are gorgeous xx

Wendy said...

these are stunning Wendy, it's like modern quilting but in canvaswork, gorgeous.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Embroidery teachers give you homework even before you start the class!? Geez! They are harsh taskmasters!

Linda said...

I love these! Too bad they aren't selling anymore. A lot of effort goes into this and they are beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Talk about timely Wendy, I'm going to be taking a counted canvas class later this month. You've given me inspiration girl. Love, love, love the colour combinations and great framing with the coloured frames. Beautiful stitching girl :)

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

You are so talented! I could only imagine your home!!!! They are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Thank you very much LInda. (I've replied here because you are a no reply blogger.)

Raewyn said...

They really are lovely - it looks like a huge amount of work in each piece.

Carol Q said...

oh yum. I absolutely adore your colour combinations.