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

Batik

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

Indigo

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Monday, 19 November 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Gold work inspired by Egyptian images

Nefertiti and Horus stitched in gold work techniques and canvas work . Horus head was made by using the inside of a tomato paste tube.

Inspirational layers

Layers using recycled bits and pieces from the box in the corner of Margaret's workroom she has used acrylic paints to enhance the textures.
Paper applied to fabric finished off with
a vintage hand made button

Canvas work

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Monday, 9 July 2012

Friday, 8 June 2012

Pannal Jubilee Exhibition

Students from the Pannal Textile Group showcasing their work at St Roberts church in Pannal near Harrogate.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Egyptian Exhibition

As we are taking a journey down the Nile in stitch I thought you may like to go and see an Egyptian exhibition that is on in Leeds at the moment for inspiration Unfortunately it finished on the 17th June just before the first workshop

Saturday, 19 May 2012


End of year exhibition 
Friday 15th June 6.30pm, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 10.00 til 16.00hrs
Please do come along on the 15th June from 6.30pm for the preview and meet all the students,
 the Mayor of Harrogate and stall holders and join us for a glass of wine.
Spofforth Memorial Hall, HG3 1AP

Monday, 23 April 2012

Killer whale and mountains

Just some of today's work
Lovely !

Monday, 19 March 2012

using google images

Worried about copyright ?
Please remember that many images on the Internet are not copyright free, to find images that you can use go to' google images' and click on 'Advanced Search' which is on the right hand side of the bar.
Key in what you are looking for and then scroll down to the bottom and click on 'not filtered by license', this is a drop down box, now click on 'free to use, share or modify' now you can choose an image.
If you want to use the images for commercial purposes then click the appropriate box.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

painted cellophane


This is a painted piece of cellophane, it looks just like an icy pool in itself.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Arctic Landscape

We will be producing some embroidery inspired by the frozen north, the Arctic Landscape can look bleak but if you look closely it is full if inspiration to create something truly amazing.
The Photos in the previous post have been purchased from i-stock

Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012

MMasks inspired by the skilled craftsman of Northern Canada

























These masks are just some of the things that we will be making on Monday they are inspired by the craftsmen of the skilled Tlingit tribe from Northern Canada.

book binding



Stitching the Indian journal together