Tuesday, 30 October 2012

30th Nov Pauline Bloomfield: Talk - Origins & Beyond

Pauline will be talking with reference to her work - both large and small, framed and unframed wallpieces illustrating contemporary and ancient poems and myths by black writers. She uses hand and machine embroidery using silks, fleecy cottons, muslins, organzas, semi-precious stones, shells and coins.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Bejewelled Bags with Angie Hughes 27th Oct 2012

Angie set us up with black velvet, foils and sheer ready for a day of machining towards a bejewelled bag. To begin with we learnt how to use foils on velvet with bondaweb and each of us patterned our black velvet with fabric and foils. Over this went the sheer and the machining started in ernest. We learnt how to finish off our bags at home. 
To find out more about Angie and her work see www.angiehughes.com  

Brenda Scarman and Elizabethan embroidery 26th Oct 2012

She put together a kit for us to make her Elizabethan scissors case, part of a chaterlaine. The central aspect of this work was to learn detatched button hole stitch. Certainly this stitch puts all the expensive thread on show on the front of piece with very little on the back.
See Brenda's website at www.brendascarmanembroidery.co.uk

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Mary Paulger's Dorset Buttons on the day

The day's work
Dorset button with materials, tools and instructions

Dorset button in the making


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Craft Fair 29th September

Michelle and Christine on their stall

Monday, 1 October 2012

Show and tell 28th Sept 2012: textile art - the past is another country

Julia's handpainted shawl

Sandra's bodkin
Julia showed her hand painted scarf, a tiny measuring tape and some beautiful shoes. Mary P’s black mourning cape was heavily beaded; she also had thread winder, bone parasol needle case and bone needlework tools. Lyn displayed a Victorian embroidery hoop. Sandra had an old bodkin together with African cloth. Kate talked about her Victorian patchwork. Mary B’s spread out two beautifully worked table cloths and Jacqui had one too. Pat produced examples of work from India. 
Kate's Victorian patchwork
Mary B's table cloth

Jacqui's tablecloth - detail

Pat's shibori scarf from India