Jazz Age

Jazz Age

Friday 13th October 2017

Stitch technique

Bead a beautiful miniature amulet bag with an Art Deco design

Textile technique

Create printing blocks based on Art Deco

motifs to use on discharge velvet or silk.

Friday 17th November 2017

Stitch Technique

Make some beautiful Art Deco themed Christmas decorations

using golden threads and beads

Textile Technique

Try the exciting technique of Devore on

sumptuous silk velvet.

Friday 19th January 2018

Stitch Technique

Create miniature beaded shoes in 20’s style

Textile Technique

Art Deco foiling and stencilling to create gilded surfaces.

Friday 9th February 2018

Stitch Technique

Create and Art Deco panel depicting a flapper

wearing a beaded headdress.

Textile Technique

Silk paper 3D flowers

Monday, 27 September 2010

Saturday, 18 September 2010


One of the new members to the Pannal Textile Group recently emailed the above picture and these comments:-
I am sticking my neck out a bit as the newest member but I so enjoyed my day, I thought you might like to see how much.  Last year I tried to start a project on the theme of the Lindisfarne gospels and the Book of Kells but I got all the books out, sketch book and pencils, paints, etc and just looked at it for a couple of hours and decided that I couldn't do it.
I have now made an 'ideas' page which I am really pleased with although I am still struggling with the drawing.  I am now onto my page 'proper' and that is coming along quite well.   I now need to go and do some housework as I have abandoned everything to get this far.
 Love the stitched samples on the page - hope you are all taking note?

Thursday, 16 September 2010

More Playing

My piece of work now has some monetary value!!  The green circular motif on the left is a paper cast made over a purchased print block using up scraps of dissolvable paper.  Painted with various types of acrylic paint.  Hand stitched to the surface with a Madeira metallic machine thread.

The metallic coin is a piece of copper shim which I have embossed, heated, painted with alcohol inks, then blue and black acrylic paint rubbed off. A piece of felt was placed behind it prior to it being stitched onto the surface of the page.

Look at this - you will love it


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

History of Embroidery Link

As we are looking at embroidery through the ages a new link has been added to the Blog to assist you.

If you look under Links to Interesting Blogs on the left hand side of your screen you will see there is a tag for 'History of Embroidery'.  This blog was created by Helen Cowans and has been recently updated.

When you launch the blog there is a bar along the top with various dates along it.  You click on the period you are interested in and up pops the history.  Just scroll down.

Bayeux Tapestry is on there ....  with lots of links to other sites from it.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Celtic Playtime

Dragon Clasp
As usual playtime at home following the workshop produced some interesting results.  Crayola wax crayons were used to colour a traced pencil outline on Abaca Tissue that had been adhered to a felt background using Bondaweb.  This was then coloured with a wash of Walnut Ink.  Free machine stitch was applied to the dragon outline in various colours.  The background has also had some Markal oil sticks applied to it and a dark wash of Quink ink.

The celtic motifs at the top of the piece were drawn onto a piece of iron-on pelmet vilene with a Sharpie felt tip.  These were then coloured in using the Crayola wax crayons.  The outlines were cut out and ironed onto the background.  Further work is needed to integrate them into the background and make them part of the overall effect instead of just sitting on the top.

Friday, 3 September 2010


Tutor Annie has provided a partially worked sample to give you all the general idea of what will be demonstrated at the September 2010 workshop.