Apologies for the abrupt ending of this series. I had some really good ideas for the rest of the alphabet - but sadly health issues meant the challenge had to end. I'll post the rest of the alphabet as separate posts during the forthcoming weeks. In the meantime - very slowly - I have been… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge
Hospital Which has recently been visited far too often. Sadly, I think this will curtail my A-Z postings for a while 😦 Posted for the April A-Z challenge.
Grids I find grids very useful. Squared paper is easy to obtain, but better still - the grid you draw. Measuring isn't obligatory - and I often start by drawing a rough grid by 'eye' in my journal. Are you a quilter? Quite an interesting way of developing your own personal quilting pattern is to… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for
French Knots There are many embroidery stitches - but one of my favourites is French Knots. There is nothing better for creating texture. The secret to a perfect French Knot is twofold. Firstly NEVER wind the thread around the needle - manipulate the needle around the thread whilst holding the loose thread fairly taut. Secondly… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – F is for..
Embellisher! Do you know about the Embellisher? It's the most wonderful machine for making texture and more! It looks like a domestic sewing machine, but instead of having a single needle with a hole for thread it has a head with multiple needles - no holes - just barbs. As these move up and down… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – E is for..
Dyeing! I love colour. It's been my pleasure to work with it for over 30 years. I've been producing a range of hand threads, fibres and fabrics since I was first introduced to the process in the late 1980s. Over the years I have developed a number of techinques to produce many mixed colours. The… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – D is for..
Collage I enjoy working with paper. It began as a design tool for textiles - but after discovering that it was also a useful base for stitch it has more and more become an integrated part of my work. Paper is so readily available! It doesn't need to be expensive. The cover of this book… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – C is for..