Tag Archives: machine embroidery

By the Sea

It seems an age since I have posted anything on the blog so I thought today would have to be the day that I shared my current work in progress. Inspired by recent visits to the beach and painting fabric … Continue reading

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Stash for Cushions!

Recent fabric acquitions have been used to make these cushions. This one has been made using silk fabric from a sample book. I have used the creams and pinks to create a crazy patchwork design and then embellished it with … Continue reading

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Stencilling and Machine Embroidery

I have recently been busy dyeing fabric, stencilling and practising my free machine embroidery and below are some of the results This panel was indigo dyed and then stamped before I stencilled the flowers on using a freezer paper stencil. … Continue reading

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Transfer Art Paints and Kunin Felt

Continuing with the experimentation I took some white kunin felt and coloured it with transfer art paints to create decaying autumnal leaves. The orange/yellow one on the left has been created by randomly painting computer paper with transfer art paints. … Continue reading

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Fabric Landscapes

At a recent workshop we learnt how to make fabric landscapes under the expert guidance of good friend Hilary Carney. A great day and a great opportunity to use up some of the many scraps of fabrics that had once … Continue reading

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Ghost Images with Pat Archibald

On Friday I went to a workshop with Edinburgh textile artist Pat Archibald. The workshop was focused on creating a ghost image by layering net. A wonderful technique which gives amazingingly satisfying results. The day went far too quickly but … Continue reading

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Making Lace with Soluble Fabric

Yesterday I went to a workshop to learn how to make lace with soluble fabric which was really good a left me with lots of ideas for its use! Finished pieces included a butterfly – my first attempt And then … Continue reading

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A Book Cover For A Friend

Today I have covered a notebook for a friend who is going travelling to New Zealand soon. It is made from recycled denim, some of which has been bleached and part of an old shirt. I have even incorporated a … Continue reading

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Book Cover

Someone recently gave me some completed cross stitch pictures and I was wondering what I might be able to do with them. After some thought I decided to use one in a book cover. This snow scene cross stitch forms … Continue reading

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