Thursday, April 24

April TIF is now complete

I've completed my TIF piece for April. Here's a detail of the tree which symbolises an urgent need to change in order to avert a global climate crisis.

I hope Blogger will oblige and permit you to view an enlarged version of the image belowwhen you click on it. Some of the text is not clearly visible. In orange is http://www.climatecrisis.net/ and below that in brown is Earth Day- April 22.

Here are both the pages of the April TIF.

I'm happy to report that all the tussar silk, sequins, beads and embroidery thread came from my stash of craft things The base fabric for the piece itself is a laundry bag from a hotel, I've been recycling these laundry bags and using them as the base for all my TIF pieces. That's an attempt to walk the talk - reduce, reuse and recycle.

21 comments:

freebird said...

Your pieces turned out super. Love your tree with a great trunk and stylized leaves and blossoms or fruit. The page with all the info is great too. You are talking about the "big" change!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank-you Freebird.I had fun doing this month's challenge.

Tanguera said...

Well done. Love your message and how well it turned out.

priya said...

i'm glad the photograph becomes bigger. what a diffrence it makes to be able to see the workmanship clearly. i like the flowers on the tree!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Very cool that you embroidered a website addy on there!
As always, I love the detailed textures in your stitching...

EMBELLISHER said...

I'm glad blogger obliged and permitted you an enlarged view of the flowers Priya.
I like the ripply texture of the background of the tree Allison, its typical of kantha embroidery.
Tanguera thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

paulahewitt said...

great work and a great message - well done - I love the Kantha stitching

Doreen G said...

What a great piece you have done this month--the message is clear and you work is beautiful.
Congratulations on a great job.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks Doreen,the comments mean a lot to me.

EMBELLISHER said...

Hello Paula,thanks for visiting, I'm hoping to work in Bengal sometime so I can get a kantha sampler or a small kantha quilt.

Annica said...

Love both your pieces! The Kantha is wonderful!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank-you Annica.

Sue McGettigan said...

Your piece is just so wonderful - love the theme and the materials you used. Happy Earth Day!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank-you Sue for visiting and leaving a comment.

Anonymous said...

I must say you manage to pack a lot of work into a month. And all so meaningful too.

EMBELLISHER said...

I'm trying to pack in a lot every month, its not easy with all the fantastic challenges etc people are hosting on various blogs and i want to be a part of evrything because they are all so darn exciting and challenging.thanks for stopping to visit and leaving a comment.

Crayons said...

Wow Embellisher,
This is beautiful work (play). Energy just radiates from the screen. I'm helpless with a needle and thread, so I'm quite impressed with the detail you were able to add. I love the fact that you used what you had instead of buying more.

EMBELLISHER said...

Hello Caroline,
Must say I'm quite chuffed by the fact that i didn't have to buy anything for this month's challenge.let's see if I can pull it off next month too, that way my stash of stuff will get used up.

kate smudges said...

Your work is so beautiful - I'm getting to know your style - it is distinctive and eye catching. The details of each piece, when enlarged, are amazing. The tree is beautiful.

EMBELLISHER said...

Hi Kate, good to hear from you, thank-you for the comment really appreciate it.I've added some grass at the base of the tree, it needed to be grounded - it looks like its floating otherwise.

fiona d said...

I love these- really dynamic. Especially love all the circles in the tree and your embroidered writing - and how cool that it was all done with stuff you had already

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