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


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