Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Contemporary Student Textile Piece

One of my students has produced a contemporary piece of textile work. She was inspired by a series of photographs she took of fishing vessels. The photographs were cut into strips and woven together to produce an altered image. This second image was the basis for weaving painted fabric strips together to create a pleasing composition. To finish the work, the student added free-machine embroidery.

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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