Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Spring Garden"

This spring has brought a riot of color to our yard.  It seems that nature determined to give us a spring in which everything bloomed at the same time.  It is almost difficult to keep track of each new bloom as I walk out the door every morning.

Of course, I had to put this into loop-pile embroidery form.  The colors of the azalea, rhododendron, columbine, irises, roses, dahlias, lupine have all become part of this mix-up of spring color.
Working on this piece is not only a study in color but in loop heights.  I went as high in some places as level 5.  What fun this was - to transfer what I was seeing outside to something tangible inside.
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night". ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke


  1. Changing the loop heights is very effective. It is so interesting watching you explore this technique.

  2. Your punchneedle work is so beautiful. You've really caught the wonder of spring in this one.

  3. Penny, this piece really captures the colors and textures of spring. The additional loop heights are the finishing touch, and the button looks like it was literally planted there. I love it!



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