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, 29 August 2011

Crazy Patchwork 3

Silk, velvet and cotton fabrics, nappy liners and markal paintstiks, ribbons and stranded cotton.
This is a bit flat, it needs more embellishing but I'm not sure what.

Crazy Patchwork 2

This was fun, decorative papers bonded to calico, embellished with stitch, sequins and beads and stitched onto card

Crazy Patchwork 1

Finally finished the projects from the July workshop!
This is worked on rug canvas with organza, velvet and satin ribbon, fancy braid and stranded cottons using traditional canvas work stitches.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Silk paper, Tissue paper


Printed manuscript image on tissue paper, crumpled up and torn into bits. The silk paper was sprayed with gold metallic ink before the tissue paper was added.

Rusted silk paper


An `ancient' book, it just needs a distressed cord or something to finish it off. The outer cover has a lovely leathery feel to it but as the paint and activator diddn't soak through the paper, the inside is still soft and silky. I used some gold and copper metallic rub-on too which looks good, although it doesn't show up well in the photo

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Rust, silk paper and stitch



This month we were experimenting with silk paper and Dorset buttons, creating a piece that looked like metal.
I do believe we achieved this effect with very quick results.

Many of us also had fun making traditional Dorset buttons and we looked at Dorset farmers smocks and had a go at smocking

This month proved a really good mix of both experimental and traditional embroidery.


Monday, 22 August 2011

How to sun print !


A summer project that you may like to try over the holidays

1 Take a piece of silk dupion fabric and lay it on some plastic to protect the work surface .
2 Paint the fabric using pebeo setasilk.
3 Now take your fabric and lay it in bright sunshine, place some keys or other objects that have a clear outline, immediately on top of the fabric.
4Wait for the fabric to dry in the sun.
5 Remove the keys and you will have found that the silk paint has 'moved' to produce an image of the keys

.Now you are ready to embellish the back ground fabric with stitch etc etc