Connecting with Landscape

2017 has rolled in with strange weather. One day freezing, the next double digit temperatures. Winter weather alternating with, what feel like, cool English Summer days. Goodness knows how nature will cope with these crazy days.  It has given me chance to get out walking in the hills and at the coast, feeling a connectionContinue reading “Connecting with Landscape”

Knitting and Stitching 2016

A lovely day of textile art, catching up with friends and buying things I really needed (not!😂) An annual trip to Harrogate for the  Knitting and Stitching Show is one of my favourite things and I was really looking forward to this one, not least as the Textile Gallery was hosting shows by Alice Fox, DebbieContinue reading “Knitting and Stitching 2016”

Great North Art Show

Tomorrow is delivery day for the Great North Art Show!! So my bank holiday is being spent adding mirror plates and searching for bubble wrap! I’m taking five pieces to the show – but I think one of them is still in Edinburgh so there may have to be a last minute substitution…. I’m hopingContinue reading “Great North Art Show”

Summer Time and the stitching is…

The stitching is mostly being fitted around the daughters on school holiday 🙂 We all went to the Last Shift Banner picnic on Saturday afternoon. It was great to see the school banner on display with its bigger brothers and sisters from local collieries! The picnic was in full swing when we got there, withContinue reading “Summer Time and the stitching is…”

The Last Shift – all done!

I have so enjoyed  this project, meeting and working with the children at the Primary School and using their designs to complete the banner. So now you can see how it has all fitted together, I’ll have to add a picture of the reverse but this is the front. There was a lovely ‘Oooh’ fromContinue reading “The Last Shift – all done!”

The Last Shift – embroidery challenge 

With the printing done and borders stitched, this week I’ve focused on  the central panel. The design is inspired by the print panels made by Y3-6. The base fabric collage is, again, made from the spiral dye fabrics made by the younger children. Because I work with strips of fabric I can isolate colours toContinue reading “The Last Shift – embroidery challenge “

The Last Shift

Construction begins… All the workshops are done, so now it’s time to transform piles of print and spiral dyed fabric into a brilliant banner. I’ve dyed the background fabric and the ribbon streamers. All the scroll text is cut out. I cut the letters with bondaweb so they’ll stay in position when I stitch them.Continue reading “The Last Shift”