I made this embroidery a couple of years ago about my mother, and thought that Mothers Day was a good day to add it to my blog. It is a collage of various materials and embroidery which represent things about her. I lost her back in 1990 and think of her still so much.
Monday 31 March 2014
Monday 24 March 2014
Saturday 22 March 2014
Saturday 15 March 2014
I went to the Contemporary Textile Fair, Teddington last weekend for the first time. I enjoyed myself and thought that the textiles on show were beautiful. I was very tempted but I am trying to be good at the moment so I bought some paper and buttons from Craig Fellows whose whose designs and textiles are fabulous and I just had to have a little something.
Monday 10 March 2014
My shawl came from this little knitting book which I bought at The Knitting and Stitching Show in London. There is website on the back, www.ysolda.com for anyone who is interested. As I only had one ball of wool I only did three rows of pattern on the edge.
I blocked my shawl on a towel on the carpet, by pinning it out and spraying it with water. Once the shawl was dry the lace pattern on the edge was more defined. The top of the shawl was meant to be straight but was tight and so I had to curl it up as you can see. I slipped the first stitch each time and maybe that was the problem. Perhaps someone can tell me what I did wrong!
Monday 3 March 2014
Spent the weekend at Missenden Abbey, Bucks on Janet Edmond's quarterly "Taking Textile Further" course. I had a great time exploring shades and tints of black and white in design, and then trying out some of my small pieces in stitch.