Monday, July 25, 2011

Who's a Lucky Girl ?

Recently I won this absolutely beautiful piece of embroidery in a giveaway on Karen's blog Contempory Embroidery
Karen works these amazing pieces on watercolour paper and they include Straight Stitch-French Knots and pin pricks.
This piece measures 6 inches by 3 inches (you work it out in centimetres) and is so delicate and white that I could not get a decent scan or photo of it so I asked Karen to e-mail the photos that she took.
Her photography skills are as good as her stitching.
The first one is a full view------------

And the second one is a close up of the top section.

Karen also has an Etsy shop here

and a Facebook site here --------
so please go visit her and see what she has to offer---- you won't regret it.


Heather said...

This is wonderful Doreen, no wonder you are thrilled with it. If I tried to stitch on watercolour paper there would be tears all over the place, not to mention grubby marks and creases. I have never seen work like this before - I love the shadows that are created.

Janet said...

You ARE lucky! What a beautiful and unusual piece. Her etsy shop is filled with so many lovely things. Thanks for the link.

Maureen said...

Lucky you Doreen, that's a really interesting piece you won!!
Love the new look and who's looking for blemishes when we see your lovely smile!!!

karen said...

thanks are too kind!! and I really appreciate all the links!

Suztats said...

It's beautiful, Doreen! And, yes, such good luck to win one of Karen's creations!

shirley said...

Doreen, you are very lucky to have won such and unusual piece of embroidery. And ye I would have been like heather with marks and creases.

Val said...

Absolutely beautiful Doreen - what a talented lady, lucky you. I'm just off to see what's in Karen's Etsy shop!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

YOU are!! I, too, own a piece of Karen's work and it's one of my greatest treasures. I keep trying to talk her into getting her pieces published in a book - I'd be first in line to buy a copy.