Monday, February 14, 2011

Cottages and more cottages



I know we all love cottages, one of my fave motifs and especially when I can embroider them.
Here are two with some interesting techniques.
The flowers beside the woman in the painted cottage are embroidered in the 'air' so to speak.
I do them on solvy and when it is washed away, I have little free-form flowers.
The cottage with daisy flowers cut from trim and then painted.
A lot of french knots in this one.

16 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

These are quite exquisite Lilla.

I'm amazed at your 'air' flowers - I'll mention it at our guild tonight!

I'm in love with your thatched cottage and the rambling red roses of french knots - my heart is skipping beats!!

hugs
Shane

Jules said...

The cottages are beautiful Lilla. The flowers you say are done in the air - curious - you don't have any problem with the silk water staining when you wash away the solvy? What a neat thing to think of. As always, I enjoy my visits to your blog.
Jules in Texas

Lilla said...

No background fabric used when embroidering on 'air' .
Solvy and nothing else. Just solvy in a hoop.
Wash it away and I am left with the flowers.

Createology said...

I adore your cottages and all of your embroidery Miss Lilla. Air flowers...who knew. Happy creating...

Robin said...

They are both gorgeous Lilla!

Hugs,
Robin

gisele said...

Oh Lilla, your work is so incredible, it brings tears to my eyes...thank you...

556e5130-388c-11e0-b876-000f20980440 said...

It looks so beautiful and for me it's *Just Lilla* (:o) Elly

Healing Woman said...

These are so romantic and so lovely..

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Lilla, Happy Valentine's Day, oh your work is just amazing, I love your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Oh Lila! Inspiration for my special cottage ~ I hope to get started on it soon ;)

sjmcdowell said...

Lilla,

Your lovely Air Flowers are so delightful!!

You are a blessing to All of us
Lilla...You make our hearts sing with such beauty that you create!!

Smiles and Warm Hugs,

Susan

The English Romantic said...

These are so like the cottages here in Devon. Have you been for a sneaky visit and kept it a secret.
beautiful work rminds me of English summers.

*Maristella* said...

Buonasera! Le tue creazioni sono davvero fantastiche! Non avevo mai visto prima una lavorazione così suggestiva!!! ;oD
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Rhonda said...

Oh, please tell me you've seen the film "Howards End". Your first photo reminds me of the opening scene in that film.

English cottages are in my dreams.

I love your work here, it's gorgeous.

Wanda said...

Beautiful as allways

Radka said...

Very beautiful:))