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

Batik

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

Indigo

Monday, 23 August 2010

SEPTEMBER 2010

After a successful year of creating work based on St Roberts Church and its surroundings, the Pannal Textile Group changes its theme in September 2010.

Each month an A3 page of designs, stitches and samples will be created on a background formed from fabric (this could include durable materials such as silk paper, Lutradur, pelmet vilene, Abaca tissue paper, etc).  The pages will eventually be collated into a book with a decorative cover.  Inspiration during September will be taken from Viking and Celtic design.  Each month members of the Group will progress through different periods of history eventually leading up to the present day.

As always Diane and Annie, two experienced tutors, will give demonstrations of techniques, whilst also being on hand to offer advice and assistance with page design and suitable methods of working.  There is a mix of traditional and contemporary style within the Group as well as a range of skills from beginner to the more experienced.

New Theme for Autumn

A montage of some of the samples created by Diane
A Viking Clasp


A typical Celtic design

Monday, 16 August 2010

AUGUST DYE SAMPLES


The above fabric swatches are the pieces of calico which were dyed during the demonstration of Procion dyeing at Pannal Textile Group during August.  Hope the rest of you have been inspired and will have a go at producing the whole range of colours suggested in the handout.  The blotchy yellow and orange pieces were coloured using the 'Space Dyeing' method.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

To Dye For

The front and reverse of a piece of curtain fabric which contained synthetic threads
which have not taken the Procien dye.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Pea Green Dyeing

A beautiful pea green ....
One happy punter .....  scrim and threads dyed using Procion dye, and already earmarked for a project!!  Well done.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Book cover


WIP - until the inks arrive this is as far as I can go with this project. Following some rather rude remarks from my husband I removed the stuffing from the cones and flattened them!
The back cover is based on a simple motif from one of the headstones in the churchyard.
I think I could get carried away this technique.