Kaylene Maalste – Happy – Earth, Sky and Water

For me happiness is an environment that is free of pollution creating clean air, water and fertile earth. Materials I used are hand dyed silk and cotton. I was inspired by a design I saw in Gilda Baron’s book “The Art of Embroidered Flowers”. The field of flowers are small discs of yellow fabric caught down by a cross stitch in the center. Other suggestions of vegetation are hand embroidered with two to three strands of embroidery thread and the birds are fly stitch.

Earth Air Water

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  1. Your piece makes me feel happy but in a calm attitude. I love your flowers, I used to make textile cards with this method and frame them. I should try again …

  2. There is a great tranquility in this piece, lovely!

  3. I love your field of flowers, and the feeling of open space this piece evokes.

  4. Lovely quilt with a beautiful meadow of flowers. I have always a problem quilting the sky, this is so nice!

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