Wednesday 20 December 2017

Hexagon Bug - 9

The Hexagon quilt hanging in our Market Square Quilters Exhibition in April. It could do with a little more quilting around the edge.
The quilt being basted ready to hand quilt.
Detail of the centre section.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Nixie's Fairy Shoes

A pair of Fairy shoes made and sold at a recent exhibition.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Sweatshirt Top by "Make Me Something"

This is a new tunic top I have made from a great pattern by " Make Me Something" called the "Julia Top". The ant covered soft lined sweatshirt fabric was perfect for the design, though I had to widen the sleeves slightly to accommodate the thickness of the fabric.

The shape is loose and boxy and this is the cowl neck version of the pattern.

Sunday 15 October 2017

Knitted Shawl "Fortingall"

I knitted this shawl at the end of last winter from a pattern called "Fortingall" by Louisa Harding.

The wool used was Amitola Grande which was variegated and very soft to the touch.

Detail of the bottom edge.
The pattern was taken from Louisa Harding's book "Aberfeldy".

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The 10Year Stitch 3

The Golden Dragonfly
Lets Celebrate 11
Dancing Dragonflies
Blue Dragonfly
Lets celebrate 1
The Dragonfly
Going to Seed in Style
Jungle Daisy
Dancing Seed heads

Geraldine Priest
Dancing  Dragonflies - Geraldine Priest
Some more pieces from our exhibition which we are happy to say was a great success.

Lets Celebrate 11 Geraldine Priest
On the Way to a Celebration - Valerie Carter
Small Elephant facing Left - Valerie Carter
A Coat for my Elephant - Valerie Carter

Its Time to Celebrate - Sonia Clifton
Textured Turquoise "10" - Ann Beer

The 10Year Stitch 2

Some more pieces of work from our exhibition.

I'm so excited - Sonia Clifton
Power of Ten IV
Power of Ten II

Rachel Knight
10 3D bowls each with 10 petals - Rita Maton

Celebrate 10 in Words
Celebrate 10 in Numbers

Sue Crook
Joie de Vivre 1 - Rachel Knight
Textured Turquoise '10' - Ann Beer
Its Time to Celebrate - Sonia Clifton

Saturday 7 October 2017

The 10 Year Stitch 1

TextileArt07 group which was started at the end of City and Guild machine embroidery courses  run by Sandra Hardy, has now been together for 10 years.

The members created work that was inspired with the celebration theme, or their favourite techniques learnt over the period.

My photography was restricted by the angles of the work and the reflections from the hall windows on framed pieces.  I apologise to the artists.

An overall view.
Meandering Lines - June Withers

Leather Anniversary
Cloth Anniversary
Paper Anniversary

Pottery Anniversary
Willow Anniversary
Tin Anniversary

Gail Winter

Fireworks - Marianne Mohandes
Jeyons Tree - Wendy Lloyd
My Spirits Fly - Wendy Lloyd
Meditation - Wendy Lloyd

Joie de Vivre - Rachel Knight

Sunday 1 October 2017

Winter Wall Hanging 4

My wall hanging is really coming together now.
The last corner to be attached.
The hanging is now assembled and ready to layer and quilt.  I am going to machine quilt first and then add some hand embroidery and embellishments for extra interest.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Winter Wall hanging 3

The wall hanging is really coming together as small areas are being completed and sown together.

The area above shows the cut pieces ready to sew for a section  and below they are stitched and placed into position.