Saturday, January 13, 2007

Crazy, Colorful Jean Jackets

My sister Lynn Nicholas has been embroidering only since last summer. I wrote about her on my blog here. She isn't too computer savvy so I am posting these photos for her. She draws a design freehand onto her jacket using either a pencil or a marker. The designs are little outlines of what she is planning. Then she takes her trusty box of floss, her thimble and needle and just goes wild with chain stitch building these colorful designs randomly as she goes. Here's a jacket in progress:


They remind me stitchery from Mexico although they are truly her own. Her simple line drawings become miniature works of art that she walks around in. She handsews colorful trims and ruffles to the cuffs and borders of the jackets too. You can read more about it here. I think they are a true inspiration and I'm so proud of what she's doing as I am of everyone who is participating in this fun Stitchalong. We've really got some good stuff happening, don't we. Thanks everyone!

7 comments:

togbean said...

Oh I am in love with that little squirrel. LOVE! Looks like color-sense runs in the family :)

Ellen said...

Wow! The colors are dazzling and I too love that squirrel.

Anonymous said...

These are all such cool ideas. I am currently waiting for my book, then really want to join in on the fun.

maryse said...

those look incredible.

Anonymous said...

oh these are just wonderful!! I love the colors - I am inspired - I will get out my needle and floss -

Lynn - do you ever give workshops in Western MA?

Betsy

Anonymous said...

I meant to say Kristin - do you ever give workshops?

Betsy

Anonymous said...

Yes, you both have great colorsense! I love your sister's work!