This month we will look at contemporary embroidery as style. Although many people would say that contemporary embroidery is a free for all we can spot some key design features that often (not always) appear in contemporary styles.
For instance I am sure that in the future textile historians will write about the introduction of mixed media, found objects and the combination of techniques such as working on hand dyed or unusual back grounds.
This month the challenge is to incorporate something you would not normally use in embroidery. Think about using a hand dyed or unusual background fabric.
My sample includes using ring pulls form the top of drink cans and it was worked on a nylon curtain net. (click on the image for a larger size)
Have fun with this months challenge. I have established a Flickr group for those who want to use it. The name is Stitchexplorer
How to participate in the stitch explorer challenge
Stitch some samples that push this embroidery style
Blog it or put images somewhere online where people can see them. If you use flickr send them to the Stitchexplorer group
Come back to this post and leave a comment with your web address in it so that people can visit and see what you have done.
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