Tuesday, 30 October 2018
|Patching and Place workshop with Hannah Lamb at Salts Mill|
|Bayeux stitch - The Battle of Stamford Bridge Project|
I picked up one of their little kits in order to learn more about Bayeux stitch. It was great fun but I'm not sure I'll pass their rigorous standards. Here is King Harold's Dog.
Sunday, 7 October 2018
Oh, I know I said I wasn't going to do any more raised embroidery this year but my summer school group suggested an aquarium when they saw the cactus garden.
So here goes: a wire-work goldfish, needle woven picot seaweed or anemone (take your pick) and a needle lace coral.
Autumn is a really busy time for me: preparing for a new batch of workshops, a new season of Embroiderers' Guild work and trying to finish projects started over the summer.
I started sampling ideas for a new workshop. I wanted to make an embroidered scarf and found some fine cotton cheesecloth in the wonderful emporium that is Bombay Stores. I hand-dyed the cloth, before cutting bold flower shapes to applique to the main fabric. I soon learned that I needed some light-weight fusible fabric to help control the shapes and make it easier to embellish.
I'm quite pleased with the result but it has meant spending several days in my kitchen toiling over dye baths.
Other work included a day installing the Textilia 3 Dissolving Margins exhibition at Skipton Town Hall. Exhibition closes on October 18th 2018.
|New venue for Textilia 3 'Dissolving Margins'|
|Medieval tiles at Bylands Abbey|