This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Huichol Embroidered Pony
I have been fascinated by the bead and yarn paintings of the Huichol culture for some time now and decided that I would use that to create an embroidered piece. I made this hoop for a woman who is a Spanish teacher and thought she might appreciate it.
This is the orginal image I used to create the piece. I love these sculptures covered in tiny glass beads that the people of the Huichol Culture have been creating for many years.
I am a big fan of french knots and thought if I did the whole thing in french knots than it would be like the glass beads that the huichol used. The size of my knots in comparison to the beads, did change the definition a bit, but I really like the result it created. It also reminds me of a pinata!