Monday, May 31, 2010

Starting a new project

From my Estonian folk textile bible I chose a very interesting pattern. There is another wool embroidery which covers the fabric almost entirely. This one is a sleeve decoration. I use the linen towel as a background. Wonder what this will be. Hardly a towel. A cushion cover?
I love this design. It is bold and modern beyond what you expect from traditional costumes. I wonder if I will integrate all of this in my project. My vague idea is to make a bold border on each short side and a center ornament using the design in the 2nd picture.
Would you start a project without knowing what it will be in the end?
I do.
Update
The book: Eesti Rahvaroivaid and more

10 comments:

Michele said...

Dear Eva, I NEVER know what my projects will be in the end.........other than a general concept. And, you know what, that's not even necessary to begin.......you just need that glimmer of "what if I do this?" I haven't forgotten the batik photos, I promise. Michele

ArtSparker said...

Looking forward to seeing how it effloresces.

Rayna said...

Ditto what Michele said! Only three times in my life did I ever have a specific idea of where I was going with a piece: the first 3 in my Poland series. Everything else has been serendipitous.

This piece will evolve and will be wonderful, as all your work is!

Art4Sol said...

What a marvelous book for inspiration....what is it called? I know your piece will be beautiful! Have a great week, Eva!

Eva said...

Darlene, I'll answer this question in my posting as an update!

Jacky said...

What a fantastic book, thanks for the update Eva. Your wool embroidery is wonderful and I look forward to seeing where it takes you. Do you think it will be part of a series?

Jacky xox

Deborah said...

Almost always! I usually just start something and then see what happens.

Dale Anne Potter said...

Looking forward to seeing how this project developes Eva...
I start out with an idea, sometimes a sketch but as I'm working on it, it tells me how it wants to be...but just starting would be EXCITING!!!

John hopper said...

An interesting example of an Estonian textile craft tradition. I would love to see more examples, but will also be interested to see how you will develop any ideas you get from the tradition.

Diane said...

Most of the time when I start a project I have no idea what ti will end up as. Makes things more interesting ;)