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, 8 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Dying papers with indian spices

Try dyeing your sketchbook papers with Indian Spices.

Mix the spices witha little water and rub onto your papers, leave to dry and tip off excess spices

NOTE : - Wear gloves when dying the papers especially when you use chillis as they can stay on your fingers even after washing your hands. Make sure that you do not touch your eyes.

Your work space will smell lovely !

Indian Kantha

Our own interpretation of Indian Kantha work.