Friday, 18 May 2012

Romance

a fabric heart - hand-stitched - embellished with pearls, buttons, handmade flowers, lace - the focal point an image of a couple in love
This creatin was inspired by one of the UPA reader quests but unfortunately for one reason or other I didn't make it but would like to share it with you now it is finished. There was so much pleasure in creating this piece. It is entirely hand-stitched. The base is plain cotton fabric layered with linen textured fabric. I built up the various layers by adding rows of various lace, an image from e-vint which is printed on cotton fabric. The image is framed with more fabric and adorned with two rows of little pearls. To complement the focal image I attached some vintage buttons and pearl, a double-bow made of fabric, lace and string. The flower is a combination of fabric, crochet and fabric flower and some stems
I deliberately kept the edges a bit rough as it seems to work well with the fabric and kept the back quite simple with Russian stitches and a little charm and pearls. The heart is lightly stuffed with filling.
Have a lovely weekend, Petra.



16 comments:

Jingle said...

What a beautiful, romantic piece!

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, Petra! Valerie

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely stunning; i love it. Hope to see it IRL,

Lucy x

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful and romantic heart. Enjoy the weekend Petra. xx

~*~Patty S said...

Oh Petra ~ your hand stitched is gorgeous in every detail. You must be so pleased with how it turned out...so wonderful!

Happy Weekend to you and yours Dear One
oxo

Terry said...

Petra, this is absolutely stunning and so romantic! Love all the delicate details! Enjoy!

Shar said...

Stunning and dreamy!

Nicie Ibarra said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! What type of material did you use to sew the small pearls to it? Is it muslin?

Jules said...

Petra, this is so beautiful and lovely! Such wonderful eye candy!

lynne said...

Petra
Did you hear me gasp?
This is exquisite, a piece of hand-stitched art to fall in love with.
Will stay in my mind for a very long time.
Wishes
Lynne

2amscrapper said...

Oh Petra, this is absolutely stunning!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- I love the image- love your colors- and the pearls and buttons are a perfect touch!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely exquisite and dreamy, and I'm so lucky to have seen it IRL,

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally stunning, Petra! I'd be sending that off to a magazine if I were you.... it's GORGEOUS!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Petra I love this gorgeous piece.
Love
Maggie

Ali Manning said...

This is amazing! I love the gorgeous fabrics and lace, they have such lovely texture.

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