Do you remember when this... became this? Well - It's time to get it finished. This is my next project. I intend to hand quilt kit with big black stitches. I always like to have a hand quilting project. Last night I went to the Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild talk. It was a great talk from Gizella K Warburton. She shared her work with us - both textile work and photographs. I really enjoyed seeing both. Do have a look at her work. It's abstract and uses some great fabrics which give the feel of the countryside. These images give you a hint at the work Gizella produces. I hope to make progress with a few things this weekend and I'll post about it next week. Have a great weekend.
Another busy weekend involving lots of textiles. We had a great evening on Friday at Leamington Embroierers Guild where we had Jean Littlejohn to deliver a talk and then a day class on the Saturday. I'm sure a lot of you are aware of Jean Littlejohn and her close work with Jan Beaney. So to start here are a few photos of her work and samples - she was very generous and let us handle these and take photos.
And her sketchbooks were great. I had serious sketchbook envy.
And here is the result of my day. Her suggestion to our group was to use one stitch - twisted chain stitch. To make a back ground of this in a thick thread or wool, on a cotton fabric with an open weave with a very large eyed needle - a number 14 Chenille needle. And then Bond a Web and foil was added And then more stitching. I bound some of my threads and I think this helped knock back the gold which was a little brash. We then got to play with an embellisher. Never had a go before, but found it very easy to use. I se…
The Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild were very fortunate to have Jean Littlejohn teaching. I think most of the class managed to finish their morning piece - which was a small stitched picture that we then embellished. For me it was a first with an embellisher and Jean generously let us use her machine. The second piece was stitched with a more open weave fabric than many of us were used to sewing with. Jean generously provided this fabric that was dyed and she also provided a size 14 Chenille needle - again much larger than we were used to, but the big eye enabled us to use a thinker thread to fill the space. We then bond webbed and foiled over the stitches, So - a great class. Here are some photos from the day: I'll post more photos as the work progresses.