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


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Merry Christmas

A little churchyard friend has hopped along to wish you a Happy Christmas.

Hope to see lots of you at Pannal in January in the meanwhile "keep stitching ......"

Thursday, 2 December 2010

I've been working!

This is what I have done from what we learnt last month.  I very much enjoyed working with the tin foil background.  I have put it underneath the chiffon's on the dark background embroideries and it gives a nice sheen.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Expand & Stitch

The snow may keep us in our homes but it does not stop us stitching! I hope you all managed to get to the Knit and Stitch show at the weekend and no one got stuck in Sunday's snow.  It took me 3 1/2 hours to do a 20 minute journey!!

Below is an experimental sample using xpandaprint (puff paint).
Image inspired by a stone carving on a north facing wall