Wednesday 19 October 2016

Tea Towel Calendar Design 2017

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

Dress Apron and Glass Bird

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

More Angelina and Embroidery

I used open cretan stitch and fly stitch to decorate. I was given the background fabric from a blogging friend.

Thursday 6 October 2016

Angelina Fibres

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

Butterflowers and WIP

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.