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, 28 November 2010


Sorry to disappoint you .... but we cannot control the weather

Monday 29 November has been cancelled due to the lovely snowy weather
We will be in touch to let you know what is happening in the New Year.

Although it is a little early we wish you a

Happy Christmas and a Creative New Year

Thursday, 18 November 2010

This picture has been created using puff paint
and then machine stitched

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Manuscript - 2

I was quite peased with the results of this manuscript.  I attached some tin foil to a piece of printer paper using 505 spray textile glue.  I printed the image onto the tin foiled paper then left it to dry overnight.  It doesn't dry to the foil, it will rub off if you touch it so I sprayed it again with the glue and attaced a piece of painted garden fleece (apologies to my Cordyline who hasn't got as thick a winter jacket as it thought it would).  You can see that it looks nice and old against the printed page I did.