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.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Flowers and Lace

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.