Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The "stained glass" effect

This is one unfinished example of what I've been working on this week.

I like the "stained glass" effect that comes from combining a bright multicolored thread (my own HDT "Roses" in this case) with black outlines. I'm attempting a series of variations on the same basic pattern, my own original "Wondrous Window", which I plan to submit as a collection to a magazine for consideration. Shown here is the space-filling effect from adding beads over crossed picots - my first time trying this technique. I was inspired to try it from seeing this technique used to perfection in tatted jewelry by Iris.

I have some skeins wound, and will be dyeing a batch of greens shortly.

24 comments:

Denise Felton said...

Gorgeous! I just put a link to this post on my blog. Hope it brings you a few new fans.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love the stained glass look! Thanks for the idea!

Tatskool said...

Brilliant.

victats@gmail.com said...

lovely, its a great idea

Carol Lawecki said...

Stunning! I do like the black with the roses HDT. The colors and design do remind you of a stained glass pattern.

Good luck with the submission to the magazine.

Gina said...

ooooh, this is PRETTY! I like the stained glass effect too.

Christine said...

Oh how wonderful!! Very pretty.

sally said...

Hi Marilee

I guess I am the first! to see this awesome piece! its wonderful and I like the burst of color. I have put up my latest work....tell me what you think.

yarnplayer said...

Wow, what a lot of comments so quickly! Thanks, everyone :-)

sally said...

The new work is up now Marilee.....

Walden said...

Lovely!

Fox said...

This is a great idea! I just bought some black thread and I have a bunch of yours..... Yes!!!

I used to be a stained glass artist - you'd think I'd have had an inkling of an idea!!!! No such luck. You rock!

tattrldy said...

Wow, Marilee, it's...wow! Love the look and the colors. You sure get the old juices bubbling with ideas, I gotta try this.

TattingChic said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! :)

Clyde said...

What a wonderful tatting technique. The combination of the black and your HDT is stunning to say the least.

umintsuru said...

This is just beautiful, Marilee. I love thie 'stained glass' effect and the pattern is just lovely.

SY said...

Bee-u-tee-full Marilee! I agree with everything everyone else said!! LOL!

Metanoia said...

Very beautiful effect!

Valerie said...

lovely! the colours contrast very well and that makes the HDT in the midst stand out.

Sapna said...

Oooo this is so cool - It'll make a very nice pendent... thanks for sharing it with us, I'd surely like to try this out.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Beautiful! The beaded crossed-picots really give it the look of fancy wrought iron detail. I love it!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hi Marilee, I love the stain glass effect too in any kind of work. I knitted a sweater designed by Alice Starmore about 10 years ago. The made body of the sweater had celtic knotwork through out which was created by moving the cable needle according to the charts. There were what I called windows in the pattern that I used a colorful soft yarn with metallic going through it. I can't remember the name of the sweater right now without getting my book out...but I call it my Stain Glass sweater for looking at it makes me think of beautiful Stain Glass. Sometime I will put a picture of that sweater up on my blog.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

I am surprised and thrilled by the number of comments on the "stained glass" effect. I'll post another photo when I finish the grouping of variations.

Sherry, your sweater sounds gorgeous and I'm sure we'll all be checking your blog looking for it.

--Marilee

connie said...

This also reminds me of Amish quilts.This is a very striking combination. Thanks for posting it.
Connie A.