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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

And now, for a change of pace....

I have signed on to take Karen Ruane's latest on-line class 'Simply Stitch 3' and already am sadly behind (because I really needed to finish that crazy quilted purse).  Now it's full throttle ahead on the class!

My first section is a nod to the work of Ernst Haeckel.  I admire his drawings so much and I just know many of them could be perfect inspiration for stitch work.  The first photo I'm showing today is some ledger work I did trying (and the key word there is 'trying'!!) to draw out some designs using his work as inspiration.

As you can see, my drawing abilities are definitely lacking, but what I was aiming for is the basic design.

Next is a picture of the beginnings of  a piece of stitching. 

The tri-shape on the left is a copy of
Ernst's work from his book and
is what I'm hoping to reproduce (somewhat)
in my stitching. 

If you are interested in seeing more of his incredible
work, just google his name and be
ready to be inspired!


  1. I left a comment and Blogger ate it. Anyway, I was agreeing with your liking his work as a series of designs for stitching. And I found his quotation, gosh couldn't have put it better myself: "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny". Yeah.

  2. I can see what you mean about his drawings. Fabulous:)

  3. Oh wow! wonderful stitching there hope your enjoying the course despite a speedy jump in start lol
    Am posting a package in the next few days for you to sit and read thru over Christmas.
    My belongings don't get delivered till next weds and I know one mag got swept up and put in a box by mistake, but will post the batch I have and send that one on when I unearth it lol

  4. Oooohhh, cool! Have fun in class, and don't forget to take an apple for Teacher! lol

  5. I love your work, but I think that I love your whitework the best!

  6. your paper pieces are like precious, historical fragments.....and teacher says it's OK if you are lagging behind. She is in a good mood!!


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