Thursday, September 17, 2009

thursday = embroidery

I finally finished the stalled project...and see, it was funny I said stalled because its an embroidered ode to vintage wood-paneled cars:



the overall piece is 18" x 11" & I got the illustration from a thrifted book. I created the wood paneling by scanning a piece of wood-grain contact paper then manipulated it in photoshop to make the scale & perspective work for the image, then printed it out on avery printable fabric. vroom vroom!

moving on to...this week's vintage embroidery transfer:


and guess what?! I finally set up a pool on flickr where people can show off finished projects they made using patterns I provided :)

I've seen so many beautiful pieces people have stitched up & realized that others might find inspiration for color or type of stitches to use by seeing them too - so please become a member & add your photos to the pool.

happy stitching!

15 comments:

uglybeat said...

that is really cool! nice work.

Heather said...

This is awesome, level 11!

sally said...

The car is so cool.

Vivi said...

I LOVE this - so cool and different.

yolie said...

that answers the question i posted on your flikr! very clever that wood grain solution!
love your work.

Tifany said...

Awesome!

danielle thompson said...

once again, you amaze me! this is brilliant. :-) love the fabric in the background and the car is just....*LOVE*. :-) Incredible work Gina!

Jennifer said...

i LOVE this, it is so awesome! Great colors and beautifully done.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOWZA! That is incredible! And the woodgrain...just wow!

goldendovedesign said...

Amazing! I've never even thought to incorporate something like wood paneling- thanks for sharing how you used it!

jan said...

Really love the car! I have been thinking about doing a stitchery of my husbands '64 Fairlane and this has inspired me!

Becky said...

Gina - it's gorgeous!!! Wow!

g said...

thank you all so much! I am really happy with the way it came out...its so cool when something comes out even better than you imagined it would :)

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with this piece! I rode in my Dad's station wagon, just like this one, a million times, a million years ago! Is this piece for sale?

melissaellos@hotmail.com

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