Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Tiny Tapestries"

Here's a look at what I've been working on for the past few days. I did a little writing in my journal while I was away last weekend and usually with writing comes doodling as well. I just couldn't wait to get back to my needle and thread(O: I have no idea what this will be used for. I just started it and can't seem to put it down. It is a tiny tapestry measuring about 4" X 6" (the size of a standard photo). I may actually frame it when I'm finished. I started drawing out the face and before I knew it she had wings a halo, a dress and beams of light shining off her. So what was meant to be the start of a new barrette design has turned into a tiny tapestry. There is still a lot to be done to this piece but this is what I've done so far.

I am completely self taught at needlepoint so if anyone has any recommendations on special needles they use or fabric they work with please let me know. I'm just working on felt at the moment because I like to use that texture for my faces but I know there are other special tapestry fabrics. Does anyone have any favorite materials for this medium?


  1. Rebecca this is gorgeous! I can't believe you just drew her on here and accomplished such an exquisite look! Beautiful job. I wish I had a tip for you but I have never done this kind of medium before... you're doing a fabulous job anyways.
    Hugs and blessings for your week.

  2. thanks for your visit on my blog, really like your art

  3. Ohhh, My Darlin'!!! I don't think you need any help . . . . you're doing JUST fine!!! Matter of fact . . . . your little angel is stunning! What exquisite work!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  4. I can tell you are having so much fun! That's the way I feel about my tree elf--altho it is so much bigger!!! Your angels are darling!

  5. I think the fact that you are self taught, and just going with the flow and with your own personal vision and inspirations is what is working for you!

    stay away from rules, woman!
    your work is original...and beautiful...and intricate.....I love it!

    thanks for sharing!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  6. Self-taught?! Whoa! How inspiring. Your work is amazing, Rebecca. I love what you've done thus far. =)

  7. Terri is right you do not need help. I love this. I think framed is perfect.

  8. Your angel is just gorgeous, and self taught too, wow!. I think the way you are doing now, guided by your intuition is working just beautifully.

  9. Yes, I agree with everyone--just do what comes naturally--isn't that the best way? It always seems to turn out better when it's done intuitively (sp?)--forget about rules--there are none. I always love your eye for detail!

  10. Wonderful work, the details, and she looks so cute!

  11. If you want to experiment with fabric, try
    They have really cheap upholstery and drapery remnants.
    I think your tapestry would make a nice journal cover, too!

  12. everything you touch turns into

  13. Oh Rebecca, I wouldn't change one thing! Your work is gorgeous!

  14. This is beautiful!!! I use to do a lot of needlepoint when I was younger but I forget the stiches. Great job!

  15. Wow! I really love this! Keep up the amazing work!