Africa in Stitch

Friday 22nd July

Pretty Flamingos

Stitch technique

Create a layered panel using machine and hand embroidery depicting flamingos at a water hole

Textile technique

Plastics and painted Tyvek

Friday 19th August

African ladies

Stitch technique

Create an African figure carrying a hand coiled pot

Textile Technique

Paper beads

Friday 23rd September

African sunset

Stitch technique

Cut back applique with a painted background

Textile Technique


Friday 21st October

African Vessel

Stitch technique

Create a striking vessel using found objects such a cowrie shells

Textile technique

Distressing with lutrador

Friday 18th November

African indigo fabric

Stitch Technique

Tie Dyeing

Textile technique


Sunday, 31 January 2010

In the Beginning

Just to show how industrious you all can be I have posted a montage of several of you working at the very first workshop in sunnier and warmer days.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Winter Robin

I thought you might like to see my robin - I have almost completed the frame but am not sure how to finish it. I have enjoyed this project - I am tempted to embroider a different bird for each season!

Monday, 18 January 2010

February Meeting

One of the techniques to be demonstrated in February is Carrickmacross. Snowdrops inspired the Carrickmacross sample, but any spring flower may be used. Small flowers make it more difficult to undertake and therefore the Hellebore (Lenten Rose) may be a good choice for your first attempt at this technique.

There will also be a small bag project.

Snow at Pannal

Inspiration for your books ladies!!

Obviously someone was able to get through the snow with their camera during the weeks of wintery weather we have all experienced.

Monday, 11 January 2010


January saw everyone creating small birds with padded bodies and wings. Textured or painted backgrounds were added and the piece of work was then enhanced with a collaged frame created from a variety of oddments such as twigs, leaves, feathers, lace, fabric, acrylic paint, etc.

Happy New Year

As most of the Pannal Textile Group can access a computer we thought it might be fun for you to become 'Bloggers'. It will enable you to post pictures and text regarding the pieces of work you are involved with.

The most important thing is to have fun and share your ideas.