I so appreciate the "extra" hour today. It feels luxurious. I spent mine stitching this morning . . .
This is my current wrinkle embroidery piece. I call them that because I begin by randomly wrinkling linen, then stitching along the wrinkle lines in brown thread. Over and around the wrinkle lines, I'm stitching running stitch and French knots in white and cream.
October was so busy. Deadlines to meet and extra hours at the day job and little time for stitching. When I don't have time for daily art practice, I begin to feel low and out of sorts. It's time to get back into my daily embroidery habit, starting today.
This piece will eventually be stretched over a square canvas, like these two:
Bonnie Sennott, Wrinkle Embroidery VII (The Fallen Stars), 2015, perle cotton on linen
Bonnie Sennott, Wrinkle Embroidery VI, 2014, perle cotton on linen
If you're in the vicinity of western Massachusetts and would like to try your hand at embroidery—or maybe get back into it—I invite you to join me for one of my upcoming classes at Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse at Eastworks in Easthampton. I'm teaching Embroidery Basics on Saturday, November 14, and Fun Stitches (colorful embellished and woven stitches) on Saturday, December 5. All supplies are provided.
I hope you have a beautiful Sunday. What are you doing with your "extra" hour?
P.S. The tiny walnut pincushion? It's by Sonia of Cozy Memories.