Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Textile students at Aquinas College Adult Education experimenting with Shibori Dyeing and Free-Machine Embroidery.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Marbling Madness!

My Aquinas College Adult Education students have been indulging in some marbling madness this week. Such a quick process with eye-catching results!
 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Crazy Felt Birds!



Made these crazy felt birds on a multi-media workshop at the weekend, organised by the International Feltmakers' Assocation (Region 11). Really was a whole load of fun!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Rust Dyeing or Fish & Chips Crafting!

I went on a workshop recently...for rust dyeing on fabric. All you have to do is spray some fabric with a 50:50 mixture of distilled vinegar & water, place some steel wool or old, rusty metal (iron or steel) on the top and bind the fabric tightly with string or yarn. Place your bundle in a plastic bag and leave for a couple of days to 'rust'.
Unwrap, soak in a bucket of water/salt solution to fix the print and you're done. You can now use the rusty prints in your textile work!!!

Friday, 9 September 2016

Glimpses of Rio

This summer it's been totally Rio with the Olympics and Paralympics.
I loved these embroidered pieces entered into the 'Glimpses of Rio' ICHF/STITCH & MADEIRA THREADS 2016 competition.



The winning entry is below right...a stunning blast of colour and all done in free-machine embroidery!

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