Whenever I hang out with Gia Canali, I get bitten by the photography bug. She was showing me her iphone photos using the Hipstamatic App, and I took a notion to download that myself. I was hoping that all I needed was a program to make my photos look like hers…
Well, turns out that taking good iphone photos not as easy as just paying $1.99. BUT I was able to start learning how to use my new took as I stitched this weekend.
These photos are of an invitation I am working on right now. My client wanted to have a similar look to this invitation which i designed almost 6 years ago. (I used a black and white “film” to convey the idea that this is the OLD invitation, just so you know )
This new bride is getting married near a pine forest and really loved having that visual element stitched on.
For her, we brightened up the paper a little bit, freshened up the typeface with an added script element, printed letterpress on handmade cotton paper with a slight shimmer – using a cool grey ink color and stitched in a subtle green since her wedding isn’t in the fall… (though you can’t actually tell from my old fashioned photo…… hmmm….)
Every invitation was stitched with the sewing machine but guided by my hand which definitely requires complete concentration, and lots
of tunes in the background.
Since I am quite fond of pines so the hours of stitching breezed by as I concentrated on each one and their limbs.
Obviously, some are taller than other, wider than others, etc. but together they make an elegant stitched tiny pine forest.