Sunday, May 5, 2013

New creative collaboration

 Today I want to share with you my new collaboration with my good friend 

Michal, from Micush is a talent illustrator and my good friend. 
There is some resemblance between our creation 
Naïve illustrations, with childhood memories flavor
We have been talking about collaboration for a long time.
A few months ago I suggested to Michal a new idea
I suggested to create pattern according to her illustration and print it in a traditional technique. 
Michal was very excited and sent me her Rabbit illustration.
Figure that is being identified with her
I created a template according to her illustration with my old perforate machine and I have printed the pattern on a canvas on the same day
I embroidered the Rabbit pattern in a couple of days Than

You are very welcome to see the full process

I'm printing the Rabbit pattern

The Rabbit embroidery pattern

And now...The embroidery

The  Rabbit - the new embroidery  kit in my shop:

:Micush shop

I'd love to hear what you think


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Women embroidery - Ceremony before birth

The special ceremony before birth is something that we do when one of us get into the ninth month of pregnancy. Before the birth we are blessing our pregnant friend and empower her
Today is a day of Ayelet.
On a sunny  winter day we arrived to Rothman's at Lotem. It's a small, luxurious restaurant in the Galilee

Each one of us had given to Ayelet a personal insight to the birth.
Then, each one of us embroidered some threads that symbolize her special insight.
Eventually, we have all created a beautiful spiral 
embroidery mandala 
Mandala is an healing circle, circle that carries a prayer
The Mandala expresses the cycle of life and the endless chain of women
We chose the colors of the rainbow, because they are composing the light.
 The rainbow symbolizes spirit that exists in the material. The colors of the rainbow express the energy centers in our bodies (also called chakras) along the spine

 Each color has its own characteristics. We wanted to give Ayelet a gift that is an expression of light, joy and love

The starting point of the mandala called "Bindu". "Bindu" in the Sanskrit is the central point of the circle

I embroidered in bordeaux - The Bindu point

I chose to start the embroidery with Bordeaux  color(red - brown)
The Bordeaux color symbolized the earth element
Earth represents the physical world and our roots.
Essential and very necessary to labor

I blessed Ayelet that breathing will helps her to be presented at birth

Ayelet embroidered in red color

Ayelet continued to embroider with a red tread. The red also symbolizes the earth element. Ancient inherited knowledge from generation to generation
Ayelet asked us to tell her about our third births

Galit continued to embroider with the orange tread.
The orange color symbolizes the element of water, the joy of life and creation.
Galit blessed Ayelet with courage and belief in her body in birth
Galit embroidered in Orenge color

Gali continued to embroider with the yellow tread.
The yellow color symbolizes the fire element. Our inner fire, presents in the upper stomach,the place of human emotions, the energy that moves us, and shines from us.
Gali blessed Ayelet with a rapid birth and circles of support during and after birth

Gali embroidered in yellow color

Hilla continued to embroider with the green tread

The green color is in the heart. It is the bridge between the material world and the spiritual world. The heart  is the center between giving and receiving.

The heart containing the pure love, unconditional love. That is the energy  that created the world

Hilla embroidered in green color

Hilla continued to embroider with the blue tread.
The blue color symbolizes our communication with the world and with ourselves.
The blue energy exists in our throat. The mouth that talk, sing and the ears that hear the outside voices and the inner voices

Hilla blessed Ayelet with patience, perseverance and faith along the way

Embroidered spiral Mandala

Finally, I finalized the mandala with the purple color
The purple color symbolizes the wind.
The purple energy exists in the third eye (the space between the eyebrows)
The purple color characterizes our relationship with the super-ego and the higher
 intuition and our inner voice. It is very important to listen the inner voice at birth
The last color of the mandala is white. The white color is called the crown and it is exists above our heads. This is the place that connects us with God.
I blessed Ayelet with the ability to create and promote the delivery by the mind, the body and the relationship with the baby

If we will be connected to earth on one side (red color) and will be opened to the heavenly spheres on the other (white color) then we can be connected and presented.
Present is the gift our life.
We blessed Ayelet and wished her good birth, love and joy

Love you

Galit, gali, Hilla and Orly

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Valentine's Day

For quite a long time I wanted to create a new embroidery design that would symbolize love and to hang it in our bedroomValentine's Day seems like a great opportunity to create something like that.
I entered my studio and started working. I drew a Mandalla - a sacred circle that ebmeds a prayer  in. The circle symbolizes the Wholeness, the Infinity and the Cycle of creation

The love tree

In the middle of the circle grows a tree, with a shape of heart, which produces fruit of love. The heart is the center of our body and it symbolizes the soul and the emotion
The heart balances between giving and receiving. The right hand symbolizes giving and the left hand symbolizes receiving.
The heart serves as a bridge between inside and outside. Between our earthly life and our spiritual life and contains pure unconditional love, which is the healing energy.
The love tree is located in the center and around it the four elements of life - earth, air, water, and fire.
The tree connects the four elements and represents the human being, the creation.
The tree is full of flowers, leaves and fruits that symbolizing fertility and beauty.
Earth represents the basis of our physical body, rootedness and tribalism.
Two deers are leaning on the tree. The deer is a royal animal that represents the truth.
All animals are arranged in pairs in order to symbolize relationship.
The tree roots penetrate deeper into the earth, looking for water.
The water is full of life and fish.
Water represents the unconscious, the feminine energy, acceptance and creativity
The air is expressed by birds and butterflies which symbolizes the spiritual world, the freedom and intimacy
The fire is actually the sun which provides light and energy for all the living on Earth.
The sun symbolizes the physical world, the mind, the male energy and the giving

The emboroidery of Love Tree.

Especially for Valentine's Day I would like to introduce you two romantics vintage embroideries from my collection...

 Roses embroidery

Heart flower embroidery

I wish you a lovely valentine's day



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The history of Embroidery Dreams

Toward the Election Day in Israel I want to show you a lovely historical picture.

Grandfather Samuel with his children Zvika and Alisa are standing in front of the first election propaganda in Israel.
So exciting, the first elections of Israel.
The dream of a new state came true.

Today I want to talk about my origin, thanks to them we are here, embroider our dreams.
This week I have got some embroidered napkins from Alisa, my aunt.
The beautiful embroidered napkins were embroidered by my grandmother Runya.
Grandmother Runya was an expert embroiders. Her stitches were perfect.

I believe that the importent thing is the experience and the process we p
ass through by creating and not necessarily the result
But this time when I saw these napkins I was so excited and amazed from the quality of embroidery and immediately I felt like I am touching a piece of another culture
from another period

Grandfather Samuel and grandmother Runya whit Zvika, the baby in the balcony of their little embroidery shop

While I'm talking about history, I want to show you some pictures of my family

Grandfather Samuel arrived to Israel before World War II

Grandfather Samuel, his mother Brayne and his brother Naftali

Grandfather Samuel in his youth

Finally, here are some beautiful embroidery napkins of grandmother Runya:-)

Embroidery simple flower whith color changes thread

 Look at the edges of the napkin  - what a beautiful finish

Tha same embroidery design in a deferent colors

Hope you enjoyed
Continue to create with joy

Monday, December 3, 2012

The sunrise of Embroidery Dreams.

Two weeks ago I have established  my new shop in ETSY - Embroidery Dreams 
I asked women to embroider my embroidery designs.
Many friends of mine, and friends of my Facebook,
contacted me and offered their skills. 
Today, I want to show you the first embroidered canvas,
embroidered by Miri Sgan-Cohen
From Manof village in Israel.
Beautiful embroidery! special stitches, double threading.
Beautiful colors, very harmonic.

Here are some pictures of the embroidery.

The Ornamental Flower.

 Beautiful colors.

 Look at the stitches of the leaves.

 Look at the Bullion Knot Stitches...

I'd love to know what do you think about it ? 
Write me down there :-)