Sunday, May 15, 2011

A win... A Gallery... & Down Sizing...

Recently I entered one of my 3D stitched artwork into the Sydney Easter Show... and after leaving it to the last minute and working madly through the night, I managed to get a second place!  The show is essentially a 'craft' competition, and because of the way the categories worked, my 3D machine embroidered works were in the same class as hand embroidered articles which would have made judging rather difficult to say the least. But that aside, I was very pleased to have been awarded with 2nd place :)
Before Framing - at the framers testing out matboard colours

 On display at the show - the framed one in the middle with the red SECOND ribbon :)

Following the success of this, and still on a high about the fact that "I can create! and I do it well!!" I managed to get the courage up to ask a local gallery about exhibiting some of my work.... and here it is...

So now.. followint the buzz of excitement I felt about creating my latest works, and actually getting some into a gallery (and almost - it's in the works - making a sale!) I've decided that I should take stock of what I have and look at 'speciallising' in what I love most - 3D machine embroidery.  Which means that I've decided that it's time to get rid of the myriad of "stuff" in my spare room/studio and just focus on what I need - threads, soluble fabrics and my sewing machine.  I can't quite be that ruthless though, so I think I'll still hang onto the bag-making stuff (fabric and bag hardware) but there's lots that's going to go!

I kicked off the downsizing this week by listing lots and lots of sewing machine threads that I no longer use on ebay (I've found a brand of threads that works better for me - my work is thick and bulky and I need a strong thread).  Yesterday I listed my old Bernina Sewing Machine, and later today I'm hoping to put some more stuff up.  Keep an eye out if you're interested - my ebay username is artstitches (of course!)


Doreen G said...

Congratulations Sophie your work is beautiful and good luck with selling your sewing machine.
What machine are you going to use now?

Sophie said...

Thanks Doreen :)

I'm using my NEW Bernina which I bought myself at Christmas time... and I L-O-V-E it

Sheep Rustler said...

Congratulations! But you didn't post a link to where the exhibition is.... Also some more details about your new machine would be nice, I am thinking about upgrading mine later this year :)

Teena in Toronto said...


Happy blogoversary :)