Wednesday, 19 October 2016
This is my entry for a Spoonflower contest, the t-towel calendar design for 2017.
This month I've also been taking part in the Inktober challenge. The idea is to do one ink drawing every day for a month. I've been posting my drawings on my other blog and Flickr.
Monday, 17 October 2016
This is a design I did at college many years ago and I had it printed on a linen type fabric in a dress shape for a display. I found the sample recently and thought I would make it into an apron. I sewed it to a background fabric to make the sides a bit bigger. It isn't the best thing I've ever made and it certainly needs ironing!
My sister and mother were staying last week so I didn't do a lot of creative work. We went around a garden centre with a big Christmas display and I saw this bird which I thought would be nice for any time of year hanging against the window with the light catching the shapes.
Monday, 10 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
I found some Angelina [heat bondable fibres] in a drawer which I've had for years so I thought I would use it. I layered it and trapped some sheer fabric in between and after melting it I cut it into four and turned two sides over. It looked like a different fabric on the other side, a different colour as you can see. I up-cycled a shisha mirror with a stitched surround from some fabric I had then applied all to a background fabric with running stitches.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
I drew the flowers and butterfly on fabric with a pen, painted them, cut them out and stuck them to a re purposed hankie. Then I enhanced with running stitches - thread not drawn on.
I think this one looks better in real life.
I'm working on a bigger piece, bet you can tell what it is.
Friday, 30 September 2016
The flower heads were upcycled from an old top. I've added various lace lengths and embroidery on a layered background. The embroidery includes running stitch, fancy hem stitch and lock stitch.