Tuesday, January 5, 2010

On the Appalachian Trail

"Max Patch" photo by Todd Lappin -->-->

I have really had fun with this silk landscape of "Max Patch", the spot on the Appalachian Trail where you can get 360-degree views of the mountains and valleys around there. It was based on an altered photo by a young friend who is fortunate enough to live and work in the area. 

There are so many talented artists in that area, and it is a wonderful place to visit, with a great combination of culture, art, and scenery and outdoor activities.

Here are several closeups of the thread painting. I think I will do some more on the sky, but otherwise, it is finished, except for binding...

 I used a couple of the embroidery stitches on my machine, to get something that looks like trees, both conifers and deciduous...

1 comment:

  1. Which stitch is the humpy backed one? I am preparing (once I alter my daughter's formal gown) to do a lot of threadwork on a piece...and was wondering. It also looks like you changed the size of the stitch as you went. Is that true?

    Love it!