Saturday, 23 July 2011

Isle of Wight beetle workshop

Here are a few of the photos from my Beetle workshop given to the Isle of Wight Embroiderers. We had a lovely day making them and the results were stunning. Geoff went and spent the day on the Steam railway but came back to the hall just in time for the cakes! I had given the group a talk on the Saturday from Embroiderer to textile Artist which seemed to go down well. They were a delightful group of embroiderers. We had decided to stay on for a couple of days so spent the Sunday evening walking in Shanklin Chine. Monday it tipped it down with rain so we joined English Heritage and visited Osbourne House. It was better on Tuesday so we were able to see a bit more of the island going to Isle of Wight Glass, then Carrisbrook Castle and Alum Bay before catching the ferry home.. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A few more photos from Marlborough Guild Workshop.

Thought that I would add a few more photos from the Marlborough Guild workshop. The photos really don't do the work justice but these three show three different designs that were being worked on. There are layered organza fabrics which can then have some layers cut away to show the fabric underneath. Once finished the purses can be embellished with beads and sequins. The designs come from my Venetian stonework Studies that I did for my HNC in stitched textiles. I wanted a small project which could be taught in a dayschool. I used the computer to work out the patterns for the purses.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Venetian Purse Workshop at Marlborough

Here is a selection of some of the little purses made by the ladies of the Marlborough and district Embroiderers Guild during my workshop. Some of the ladies hadn't attempted free machine embroidery before and found it challenging because this is quite a difficult one for beginners but they all did really well and I am looking forward to seeing them all finished.