Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Elements

This is the theme for next years Harmony Hill Craft Group exhibition. I stitched this piece, a background sample, as part of my C&G course last year. Would it be acceptable for The Elements?
My Research for Design was on Morocco and I was inspired by the colours --- the earth, the desert, the heat of the sun. I've decided to add some beads to this now and have ordered some Ghanaian Upcycled Vinyl beads from Spoilt Rotten Beads. I can't wait to see them as I think they will be perfect.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

'Inspired velvet' demo

Earlier this year Angie Hughes held a workshop, arranged by the NI Embroiderers Guild, entitled 'Inspired Velvet'. Angie came over from England at the time the volcanic ash was disrupting all the flights, and determined not to let anyone down she came over by ferry instead.
Last Thursday a member of my craft group, who had attended the workshop, gave us a demo and brought in her samples to show us.
We all enjoyed seeing the sparkly effects you could make on the black cotton velvet using Bondaweb, foils, glitter and sequin waste.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Holiday with the relatives

Went to the Costa del Sol for my hols and while the others read I made this sketchbook. Used Koh I Noor water-based dye to colour the pages.This is the first sketchbook I've made and it was fun!