Stitchgasm! – Sunday Morning by Jessica Kelly


Jessica Kelly writes that is has been a while since she has stitched on paper. When I saw this beautiful piece on a vintage illustrated plate page, I wanted to shout, get back to it!

Sunday Morning - detail

Curving stem stitch branches and the slanted lines of the elegant trunk frame the bucolic scene. The design of the stitching is a little exotic to me and yet it works perfectly with the illustration. And the stylized French knot “leaves” have a lushness that brings an unexpected new layer to the illustrated plate.

Sunday Morning

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Her work is so graceful… mysterious. And her materials, perfect. Makes me think that we should have a multimedia Phat Quarter swap. How does that sound?

See more of Jessica’s work in her flickr stream and read about this piece on her blog. There is an intelligence that radiates out of Jessica’s artwork that I find so bracing and refreshing.

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