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


Thursday, 24 February 2011

Friday, 18 February 2011

Fiona Wilson

Because I am a nice person ....  I have added Fiona Wilson's blogspot to the links below so that you can all see why she was chosen to receive the 2010 Embroiderers' Guild over 30 Scholar Award.  You may also know that she is the very talented daughter of our very own Carol.  One could also ask when Carol is going to demonstrate to us where here daughter gets her talent from?

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Monday, 28 February sees the start of a new period of inspiration for you all.  The requirements list has been sent out - you need pictures of Elizabethan portraits to work from so get searching.