Landscape stitching

a watercolour sketch of a mountain view

An embroidery of a landscape, in the beginning, seemed extremely complicated for me. I thought that a perfectly stitched view of a seaside or mountain means a very high skill. I used various techniques before I find the best one and succeeded. Patchwork, chenille, appliqués, satin stitching, needle painting, etc. were my ways of getting enough depth and texture in many landscape embroidery projects.

a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a mountain viewa close-up of a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a mountain viewa cover of a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a mountain viewa hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a Chinese templea close-up of a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a Chinese templea cover of a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a Chinese temple

While waiting till the embroidery in my hands became perfect I lost sight of the idea that the best way to make a landscape embroidery "shine" is to express the feeling you have throughout the work but not imitate anything. Just like the way great impressionists did it, their masterpieces and their perception became very influential on me. Now I see it as a key element, stitching the views as I feel them, getting some sensual impression not a real state of things.

a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a seaside view in Cap-Ferreta close-up of a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a seaside view in Cap-Ferreta cover of a hand-made photo album decorated with an embroidered design of a seaside view in Cap-Ferret