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Leaflin
09-22-2001, 02:49 PM
This wallhanging is embroidered with wool on a burlap base which was stretched and tacked to a frame.
It is 28" wide and 12"tall.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2001/embroidery.jpg

Here is a close-up.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2001/embr1.jpg

arlene
09-22-2001, 02:51 PM
I like it!

Leaflin
09-22-2001, 02:54 PM
Here are two more close-ups.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2001/embr2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2001/embr3.jpg

Leaflin
09-22-2001, 02:58 PM
Thank you Arlene :)
Glad you like it.
You snuck your reply in there while I was loading the last two close-ups :)

colorme
09-22-2001, 11:20 PM
this looks great:), you got some great detail here..how long does it take you to do this leafin? I really like the tree in the center and the sun looks really nice too.

impetuous
09-23-2001, 06:49 AM
GORGEOUS :clap:

I love the puffy cloud and the leaves and the twisty texture of the bark and the different direction of the stiches in the fields ...and the colour, it's so fresh and happy:D

Rosebud
09-23-2001, 10:28 AM
Leaflin,
This is just SO beautiful:clap: :clap: :clap:

How long have you worked on it ??

Every detail is so wonderfully done. I love the yellow grasses and the textures/colors on the trees.

BRAVO:clap:

Rose

Leaflin
09-23-2001, 03:11 PM
Thank You Colorme, Impetuous and Rosebud.
I really don't know how long it took as I have been working on it on and off for a few months.
A little here, a little there :)
Glad you like it!

sassybird
09-24-2001, 06:26 PM
leaflin,

We have more in common art-wise that I thought. I really love this piece. I like bright colors around me all the time, but it is taking time and a bit of patiences to redecorate my new home.

I used to do custom embroidery work back in the 70's and 80's after a hard day on the scaffolding doing bill boards or murals. I got some good money for my needle work especially when I did jackets for a band. Do you do much needle work, or sell what you do? I think you could make a tidy profit from the wall hangings.

Right now I am making wind twirlers, and will be working on them most of the winter in the evenings. I'm using plastic needlepoint canvas and bright shiny beads. Two are gone already, and I have had good reports on how well they spin in the wind as well as how the beads pick up the light.

My theory is to pick something small and inexpensive to make, work on it as time permits and stockpile till you have enough to sell at a crafts fair, flea market or find a couple of small stores that will do a reasonable split. That way I can afford my more expensive items for my fine art. I'll send you a pic of my wind twirlers soon.

Leaflin
09-26-2001, 03:03 PM
Thanks Sass :)
The needlework I do is mainly for relaxation and fun.
Most are given as gifts to friends and relatives or used as decorations around our house.
I also love to sew.

I have got to see your wind twirlers they sound really cool.

That is a great idea about stock piling.
I think I will start on that myself.
There are numerous craft shows in our area.
I could easily enter several a year.

Lulu
10-04-2001, 04:33 PM
Leaflin, this is beautiful! Love the colours - it has brightened up my morning, thankyou:)

Leaflin
10-04-2001, 09:48 PM
Thank You Lulu :)

T-Rex
10-05-2001, 02:00 PM
Hi Leaflin.....This is wonderful, thanks for the close-ups:)

Enjoy the design and colors.......Cheered me up! Gotta hand it to ya on the patience too.....I always sew knots in threads, needless to say when anyone in my family loses a button, it stays lost:D :D , Lovely work....Karen

(my mom knew a lady that cut her bedspread out w/ her pattern:p )

Have a good one

Leaflin
10-10-2001, 01:32 PM
Thanks Karen :)
Glad you like it :)