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Friday, April 24, 2015

set your course by the stars...

 another Piece - not for the blanket, but for the scroll Journal(s)

the Quote reads: "Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."
  Omar N. Bradley
    circle on the right is sponged with Acrylic paint, circle on the left stitched with the running stich (sashiko) in blue... i LOVE These stitches, they are so meditative... you can do this sitting in the garden or anywhere... 


  1. Bezaubernd schön, und beruhigend in blauTöne - gefällt mir gut. Du hast viel Geduld mit der Stickerei!Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Art Journal Journey, GLG, Valerie

  2. Der Spruch gefällt mir. - Das wird ein klasse Jeans-Buch!
    Ja, das hab ich mir gedacht, dass du beim Sticken in der Sonne sitzt...
    Ich finde es immer schwierig, draußen was Kreatives zu machen, wenn der Wind einem das Papier vom Tisch bläst...aber Sticken geht natürlich.
    Schönes Wochenende - Ulrike

  3. Superb piece with a fab quote. :)

  4. This is such different textile art - it is art using textiles.
    I like the way you have made the words (a typewriter?) and outlined them, and the way you have used the lovely photo, I wonder if it is on fabric or paper. That's very good the way you have stitched it on.

    1. hi sheila,
      the words are made with font "adler" and typed on old ledger... the photo (free from some old online library) is printed onto 100g paper. i pre-sew the outline without yarn in the machine, just making holes, so i can easily stich the edges by Hand. next time i will take Detail photos of the process.

  5. Fabelhafter Spruch und Design Johanna.. ich bewundere Deine Geduld mit diesem Stich... Wahnsinn!
    Danke für's Verlinken zur Art Journal Journey!
    Liebe Grüße
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende!

  6. An awesome textile piece,love the wonderful quote as well.

  7. Love it Johanna the stitching is awesome and so different

  8. I Love your stitching too.
    Brilliant quote and WOWEE your scroll book is going to be fab Johanna! (using the back of the denim looks great too!)

  9. This is fabulous and sounds as though it is therapeutic too! Chrisx

  10. I love those tiny yellow stitched stars, Johanna, and I can see why the stitching would be therapeutic. Fabulous work.

  11. Love this kind of stitching too. Grandma was a seamstress. What a lovely job!Another gorgeous piece of art, my friend!


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