I have been getting my next studio class ready and sending our class invitations. If you are enrolled you should have your class invitation in your email. Bookings are now closed for this class.
Anyway in between this admin work I did find time to finish off the inside pocket of my Hussif. If you click on the image you will see a larger version of it
Last week I mentioned how this pocket had a small thimble sized “secret” pocket that I found appealing. I thought this week I would share some other close details.
The first detail herringbone stitch which is laced with a metalic thread using the same lacing pattern as Twisted lattice band Down the centre I secured with a seed bead some little novelty beads that are in the shape of flower. I added little petals made of Bullion knots wrapped with a detached chain stitch, These were worked in hand dyed Perle #5 cotton thread. I then added straight stitches in a metallic thread. At the base I added a bead.
The next detail is a floral motif made up of Woven Trellis stitches that have been worked in hand dyed silk thread that is the same thickness as perle #8 cotton thread. The stem is created using Rope stitch
What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?
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This series highlights the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.
This is a hand embroidered detail of a seam on block 76.
This line of buttonhole stitch is topped with straight stitches worked in perle #8 thread, silk ribbon leaves and seed beads were added. The seam is about an inch an half long and magnifying it with the camera shows how wobbly some seams can be!
This online class will commence on July 23 2014. It is now closed
I am closing off booking for this class soon. This is the last time this class will run. I am no longer teaching online as I want to make time to do other things.
This course covers the process of using a Studio journal to create designs for contemporary embroidery, or quilting. The class covers the process of how to keep a studio journal, how to develop and idea further, and how to turn it into a design suitable for a project in fiber. You do not need to know how to draw to take this course.
Each week a series of design exercises are introduced and students are encouraged to so them to learn about design and to establish the habit of using a studio journal.
This course is not about creating an art journal. The emphasis is very much on using a working studio journal as part of a design process. Students spend their time designing for textiles and working in their Studio Journal rather than working a step by step project.
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