Working (ever so slowly) on a new "Do Not" embroidery.
|I like to sit on my bed and stitch.
This is a created design, not an actual, real life "Prohibited" symbol. I combined the classic red prohibition symbol -- rendered in the red, glossy, thick, brick-like back stitch that I love -- with a slick snowflake design that I found and altered from an out-of-print Japanese graphics book given to me by my fiber arts friend, Naomi, who we call "yarn whisperer."
|Little Hans, 2011. An altered prohibition sign.
(It is actually a call to wear a face mask in the lab, but I changed it into a riot cop siluette.)
|All in six-strand DMC 321 and 310 on white Kona cotton.
This is for the Phat Quarter Swap on the MrXStitch. The theme of the swap was Spring. And as I was sketching for this piece it kind of morphed into something new... a warning symbol NOT to flake on me. I'm done with flakey people.
|Detail of brick back stitch.
The piece is for talented Lisa, who promised not to look at my blog while this is a WIP so that she can have a surprise when it arrives at her little studio in Northern California.
Now, off to the corporate salt mines.