Friday, July 15, 2011

Illuminated Icons @ Bramble Patch

I've been working over at Bramble Patch again this week. My day a month girls were experimenting with the embellisher, i confess to getting a bit excited by the embellisher. i didn't get any good pics of our activities my camera battery was flat but i got a few good ones from the Illuminated Icons workshop i did yesterday.

compiling the image from sweetie papers.

this ones mine ready for stitching.

Nicola's nearly ready

Brenda's doing a Madonna.

This is mine all stitched but i brought the wrong hot air tool.

two little angels doing pilates...

Linda's Coptic angel it was very textured but the photo isn't very good.

Brenda's Madonna.

they were a great bunch of students wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Echo of Things

My friends and I are having an exhibition in The Weavers Gallery, Church Lane Ledbury HR8 1DW called Echo of Things, we have a blogspot where we are posting images of things that have inspired us or photos of artworks to be exhibited.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hellen's House Much Marcle

I went over to Hellen's House yesterday to see the Textile Bazaar. I thought i would take the house tour while i was there. It was brilliant! Ruth the guide was knowledgable and informed on history and art and it was wonderful to think that the house had been in the family for centuries. Afterwards i really just wanted to reflect on the history but i plunged in to the Bazaar and managed only to buy a small facinator. It's a lovely place and the gardens are beautiful well worth a visit.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

New Toy

I have a new toy a Janome Embellisher. I'm having fun combining the felting technique with my velvet stuff.

this is just the felted stage, on black velvet i've used acrylic felt, silk fabric and tops punched from both sides.

machine embroidery stage.

i've avoided embellishers because there's only so much info you can absorb and store in the grey cells. I though it might blow my mind. But.. it seems that you can learn by small degrees, i would like to use this somehow in my 'Bird Garden' series.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Manchester Embroiderers Guild

Morning....i'm off to speak at Manchester Embroiderers Guild 2pm tomorrow Union Chapel (Fallowfield) Wellington Rd Fallowfield Manchester M14 6EQ come along if you're in the area, i will be talking about my materials and techniques loads of samples to look at....pip pip!

random photo apropos of nothing, it's a boat in Shipley Gardens, Holme Lacy near Hereford.