Playing with fabric and embroidery

          A bit of a collage using a variety of fabrics, embroidery, buttons, lace and ribbon. It is all hand and machine stitched onto a white wool felt base. A little bit of fun for a … Continue reading

A sneaky peek at my wool quilt

 

Here is a quick sneak peek at what I’ve been doing for the last little while..it’s currently drying after a quick wash so I’ll take some proper photos when it’s ready.  hmmm just ignore the shadow done the yellow strip!

This quilt is made from 100% wool fabrics quilted onto bamboo batting and with an upcycled vintage wool blanket for  the back.

Textile: Tranquil landscape

I am entering a competition at the end of this month. There is an array of themes to choose from but I thought I would go with landscape as I am lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful places. Here … Continue reading

Textile: Lillium One

This is a little Lillium. She’s only small but rather sweet. She is made from painted cotton stitched with a variety of machine embroidery threads then layered on upcycled fabrics. Her edges have been zig-zagged with a variegated thread and … Continue reading

Textile: Gum leaf with spots

This week I decided to go back to painting on felt. I painted a copy of a drawing I did many years ago, based on a photo I took of a diseased gum leaf. The colours were so beautiful I couldn’t resist. The sad thing was that the leaf was probably going to die from the disease.

I painted the leaf onto wool felt then machine stitched the details then did a series of french knots by hand for the fungus.  It is quilted onto bamboo batting with a quilters cotton border and vintage fabric back

I decided to give it a really simple border as there is a fair bit of detail in the leaf. It is hard to see from the pictures but I have quilted the border in leaf shapes reminiscent of the large leaf.

 

Or maybe it goes this way?