Thursday, 23 September 2010

Dreams of the countryside fabric landscape


If I had pots of money I would love to live in an old rambling farmhouse in Cheshire near to Beeston Castle with its beautiful scenery...well you have to dream dont you! I also like buying country life magazines now and again as its full of old rustic charm farms and an almost idyllic view of country life..I know from my mum who used to live in Wales that its hard work living in the countryside. For now I can make landscapes inspired by my visits to the Cheshire countryside. I have painted the background with fabric paints, then used lots of variegated machine stitching for the mountains and fields. Amongst the raggedy poppies I have sewed lots and lots of french knots..my latest favourite stitch. Now I have to search my shed for a suitable frame to hang in my kitchen...my shed is full of stash and I think it needs a good sort out but not in this heavy rain!

16 comments:

Sid said...

Ohh I love this piece Lorraine. Such fab texture !!

dosfishes said...

This came out fab Lorraine. I told you French knots would be addictive. xox Corrine

Rosie said...

Wow, what a wonderful work, I love the colours you used

AmyK said...

This is absolutely beautiful--nice job!

Pat Beaumont said...

Love the finished picture Lorraine

Jan scrap said...

Lorraine, this is such an evocative piece of artwork. It definitely says 'idyllic' in such a beautiful way. The colours are just gorgeous, the proportions, everything.
Super job!

Carin said...

Love this piece Lorraine, it's gorgeous (don't agree with you on the french knots though...not my idea of fun!)!

Janet Ghio said...

Very pretty! I love making french knots!

Terry said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning! Love the beauty in your landscape!

NuminosityBeads said...

I was loving this even in it's beginning stages but now it's really something!
xoxo Kim

Lori said...

Ooo, this turned out lovely! MMMmm, some old barn wood would make a lovely frame..gorgeous!

Jan said...

love this piece!

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted, Lorraine! So beautiful.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.

MARTINA xxx

Linda said...

This is lovely! Such warm, summery colours (a sweet memory!)
I remember Beeston Castle from my college days in Crewe; we went there on a field trip.

I now live near a town called Beeston in Notts!

Donna said...

This is just fabulous Lorraine! Wow!! I love all detail and texture. It is beautiful!

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

lisa fulmer said...

very sweet