Monday, April 23, 2012

Mooka

My week 13 sampler is finally finished. It was my intension to use some of the stitches of the first 12 weeks of TAST, but my sampler was grumbling! It wanted French knots, lots of them. And that’s what I did. I used a complete skein of stranded DMC color variations, my last thread was just enough to secure it at the back.
This sampler started with the chain stitched Mooka with ecru perle 8, an official tangle pattern. Mooka and Mooka-licious were the inspiration for my embroidery, 
it was in my studio journal for almost a year.
The whipped and woven wheels on this sampler are stitched with cotton a broder and perle 5, both ecru. I shared a few close up photo’s yesterday. The French knots are stitched with 2 and 4 threads to represent the shading of my Mooka. When I draw a tangle with pen and paper I use a pencil for this step. That’s why 
I used the DMC color variation for my French knots. There’s a bigger photo of this Mooka at my Flickr-page.

5 comments:

  1. Soooo beautiful! I love how the French knots add great texture to your piece :-)

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  2. Great results! Love all that wonderful texture.

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  3. Gorgeous! It would look great on a dress.

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  4. Ooooh this is so beautiful!! Lovely work! Congrats!

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  5. So beautiful and graceful. I'm intrigued by the marriage of embroidery and zentangle. Thanks for sharing.

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