Sunday, 25 September 2016

Inspiration..

for this contemporary kantha piece is Frida Kahlo, one of the great artists whose work I admire a lot.


It took me about week or so to finish the stitching and, I used two layers of very thin cotton. I sketched the face on paper, after several attempts this was the one finally made for stitching. Well, my drawing looks nothing like her :)

 I  have not yet thought about how I want to display it. I have an oval shaped canvas( I used it take this photos) or an embroidery frame might work too.




What do you think of my Frida?




Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,
xox
Gaia



7 comments:

  1. I think you have done a splendid Frida, an oval frame wold work so well with her, not tried Kantha stitching you have certainly excelled it

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  2. This is sooooooooo beautiful Gaia! Really lovely subject for your stitchery - I think it would look really good presented in an embroidery hoop perhaps?

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  3. Even if the similarity is not to your satisfaction, it is a great portrait of a beautiful woman and so well stitched.

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  4. Very nice, Gaia! Frida would approve!

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  5. Loved how you were inspired by the artist and worked it into embroidery ... such an interesting take on the portraits. I think this would look great in an embroidery hoop.
    Wendy

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