Sunday, 27 May 2018

Friday evening 25th May 2018 Making a book with Christine Plummer

We had a lovely evening making A5 books from folded A4 sheets woven together with barbeque sticks. Christine proved again to be a marvelous tutor.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Goldwork Insect stitch club with Jacqui Armitage Saturday 16th June 2018

Requirements list - Beetle

Felt for padding
Black seed beads + 2 larger beads for eyes
Fine purl pearl
Jap T71 or 3-ply twist (can be coloured)
Check purl - can be coloured
Smooth/rough purl -  can be coloured
Metallic thread
4" hoop
large chenille needle & 8" of coton a broder 5
sewing kit, scissors, taking cotton etc
6" silk + backing material for support
seed beads to match your colour scheme
buckrum &brooch clip

Requirements list - Dragonfly

Felt for padding
fine florists wire (30g)
2 colours of organza (to fit 8" hoop)
Check purl - can be coloured
Smooth purl -  can be coloured
Either gold/coloured 3ply twist or gold jap
Embroidery needle
8" hoop
large chenille needle & 8" of coton a broder 5
sewing kit, scissors, taking cotton etc
Fabric + backing material for support
Metallic thread for legs/veins, seed beads
Sewing thread to compliment organza
small bugle beads + 2 larger seed beads for eyes

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sheila Walker's stitch club Stitched drawing 19th May 2018

Dear Sheila
I really enjoyed your stitch club last Saturday and thought you may like to see what I did with my experiments when I got home.
The tiny blue flowers in example one are real. I followed the method I’d been shown in April’s Stich Club. I don’t know what their name is but way back when I was a kid used to call them Dolly-blue-eyes.
In example 2 the two trees on far right and left were covered with organdie one piece had an orange flower pattern printed on it.
Many years ago when I lived in Essex there was a shop in Maldon that sold bankrupt and fire damaged stock. For very little money I bought rolls of the material that silk flowers are made from. The yellow material I used for the leaves were roughly scribbled on with felt tipped pens and then cut out. The tiny coloured buttons were a lucky find in the charity shop on Burton Road.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Piano Hinge Book with tutor Christine Plummer, Friday evening 25th May 2018

40-50 A4 sheets of paper (pages)
A4 x 2 or slightly larger sheets (for the covers)
BBQ stitcks if you have any, but don't buy specially

The book you make can be used at the Rosemary Firth Workshop

Rosemary Firth – Sketch Books for Textile Artists
Workshop Saturday 30 June 2018 10-4 with Lincoln Bailgate EG
£25 for branch members (£30 for non members) to be paid at time of booking. 
Workshop will be held in a room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Skellingthorpe Rd, opposite the petrol station on the Birchwood Avenue junction.

Rosemary Firth                              
We will be developing ideas for projects in sketch books

I taught art in schools for 16 years before leaving to open an art gallery. After my lease ran out I decided to continue my classes, so I now run painting and drawing classes and textile art classes at my home in Doncaster. I produce and exhibit my own art work; for more information go to my website