Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tea - this flavoured water that does us so good

Tea is a great part of my life, every single day. The tea does me good, it makes me stay calm, relax, it helps me find a moment's peace. So I just had to do something with tea. I love the elegant japanese sign for tea, and I also wanted to bring in one of my teacups. I used photo-transfer for the cup, and stenciled the sign with Markal oilstick. The text was done with my embroderymaschine. The I machine-quilted the background with simple straight lines, some angular spiky shapes at the bottom and finished with seed-stitch and french knots. Simple binding in red framed the piece.


 And some close-ups
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11 comments:

  1. I just love the colours and details of this piece. And I also love tea!

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  2. Beautiful design. It echos the Japanese Zen aesthetic so well.

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  3. I'm a big fan of tea also! These colours work together so well. A very lovely piece.

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  4. I like the combination of different techniques! Best regards to all tea lovers from tea lover!

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  5. Exquisite details. Wonderful Quilt.

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  6. That could have been my every day 'thing' too. Love the design.

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  7. Greta you make me realise that hand stitching sometimes conveys a layer and texture that machine work can't match. The art of tea drinking in Japan is elegant, and that comes through into your quilt.

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  8. HI Greta,
    I am so drawn to these colors.
    How beautiful.

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  9. I confess, my mother only gave me tea when I was ill so I don't have a positive association with it.... until now. This is gorgeous. You convey such calm and peace with this artwork. I love everything about it.

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  10. There is such a calming simplicity to this quilt until you look closely. What a wonderful blend of detail with a beautiful simple image

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