Sonia Ruiz – Nature #2

Inspiration: La M or Cerro de Chipinque, our back yard view

For the 2nd challenge in our “Nature” series I would like to showcase the “M” mountain. This is one of the most popular peaks in the Chipinque Ecological Park and has received it’s name due to the three “teeth” in the center of the Sierra Mountain in the San Pedro Garza Garcia, Monterrey and Santa Catarina municipalities in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico and it just happened to be our backyard view. It’s a local favorite for sports enthusiasts who can enjoy this breathtaking scenery while hiking, cycling, jogging extreme sports and other outdoor activities. 

Materials:  Hand dyed cotton bed linen, hand dyed gauze, raw edge appliqué, vintage DMC embroidery floss, french knots and free motion quilting and thread sketching.

  1. A great interpretation and use of materials and design to give me the ruggedness of the mountains. The addition of the “flowers and grass” reminds us that beauty is to be found in the most rugged environments.

  2. Chantal Guillermet

    A lot of work on this piece ! Your sky fabric is beautiful and I like how your intricate hand and machine stitching create an atmosphere ! Bravo !

  3. carolinehiggs

    I love the way you have constructed this piece, there are so many layers and textures. Lovely, well done!

  4. A great work of weaves and layers. I like the roughness of the mountains caressed by the beauty of your flowers. Well done!

  5. You have succeeded in showing the ruggedness of the mountains. Lovely texture all over and I especially like your thread painting. The gentle flowers in the foreground give a very nice contrast. Beautiful!

  6. Clever use of materials and techniques. Th result shows lots of texture and drama. I like the stitched flowers in the foreground.

  7. The rugged mountains stand out sharp against the beautiful sky.
    Very nice texture and I love your embroidered flowers in the foreground.

  8. studiociboulette

    Beautiful mountains, I love all the intricacy in the texture and details. Gorgeous colors. Bravo!

  9. I imagine what the mountains look like thanks to your work. The embroidery work is wonderful. Quiet colors that penetrate deeply

  10. joanbrailsford

    I love the way that you have threads and stitching to bring out the texture of the mountains, and the colour and details of the foreground. the result is beautiful

  11. So much wonderful textures in your work, very interesting to watch them close up. You are a true master of textures, bravo.

  12. I love your thread sketching! Wonderful. The use of the gauze is very effective.

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