Saturday, January 30, 2010

Back to the island - further development...

This piece found its name and I really don't know if I mean that I travelled back to Wales or if I mean by island the refuge in my farm.

I really live at home in an island , far from the madding crowd by all means. It's good for working but I have to escape often from its calm and silence. Perhaps it is because I grew up in a metropole in the middle of sky scrapers. I absolutely love the country and wouldn't like to live in the city any more but I long for a change of coulisse rather often...

I am studying further how to combine machine and hand work. They give such a different definition on the surface. I'm also trying to use some of the zillions of sequins, pearls, etc I have in my stash in a way I can visually cope with. I'm not a lover of too much of them but they have a certain spell you cannot elude...


  1. Love how the hand stitching defined the machine work around the birds. I love combining hand and machine work...sooooo many possibilities. Glad to see your work again, Sara. I missed you.

  2. I also missed all of you, Joei. I see you are also doing some natural dyeing. I love the colors that result.

  3. Lovely to have you home again.

    I really like the combination of hand and machine stitchery (especially works well with the birds). The touch of beads and sequins works well...beautiful piece.

    Jacky xox

  4. I am very intrigued by your work. I hook, and am now trying to incorporate other objects and textures into my hooking..your combination of techniques are beautiful!


  5. She's back again, yipppieee! I've been missing your wonderful "faces".
    I will start an online course for embellishing felt in Febr. There will be at most topics for hand work. I still didn't used my sewing machine a lot...should learn it. Hmmm...maybe I could visit a workshop of you in Mank?

  6. I can also say yippiee!! you're all back. I thought you would have forgotten about me because I didn't write in the blog for ages. You're really true friends, I love you! :-)

  7. Me encanta! Y mas que nada ver la evolucion, la cual totalmente entiendo...

  8. How lovely to see what you've been up to recently. Its always a pleasure to watch your progress through a work. I love th emachine stitching on the soft wool surface too.


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