Wednesday, 16 October 2013

October Workshop

Workshop on Free Motion Machine Embroidery at The Corner Patch in Eccleshall.
Hard at work upstairs in the patchwork shop.

Didnt they do well, eyes to be added to finish them off.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Fed up of birds, been embroidering everything but birds, here are my fish.
My web site is till not working properly so adding new photos to blog instead.

Hand printed and dyed background, paper fish.

Vintage table cloth wave.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Pam's commission

I was asked to do an embroidery of a special place in Scotland, I photographed the stages of making it.
I selected a lovely thick cotton and painted on a wash of silk paints, ironed to fix.

chose fabircs to applique on in the shapes of the landscape.

Free motion stitches the fabrics down, to secure and add detail.

Added trees in the forground free motion.

Hand stitched a rainbow in the sky and wrote the poem requested then stretched onto a frame.
She loved it and is commissioning something similar soon.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Workshop April 13th

Workshop on Free Motion Embroidery on 13th April.
Had a lovely day as usual with some fantstic result, quite a few of these ladies are on their second or third workshop and the progression is lovely to see.
Erin's Hummingbird, fantasic first atempt

Sue's Heron with atitude

Sue's Grouse, lovely colors.

Another Sues Curlew, splashing about in the waves.

Wendy's amazing Carp, this was quite large and a challenge but worth it.

Susan's Kingfisher, eye to be added later.
Yes I really did have 4 sue's on the course.
Tixall Village hall, a lovely venue, very light and just the right size, lots of parking at the back.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Commission for Nate on his naming day.
My best friend John requested this commission for one of his friends childs naming day, I don't do much of this sort of thing but enjoyed it, hope he likes it.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Corner Patch Workshop Eccleshall

I enjoyed my third workshop at The Corner Patch shop Ecclesahall on Tuesday 5th March, 6 lovely ladies, produced some great work, all beginners to free motion machine embroidery.

hard at work

finished work
Another workshop has been arranged for early May, if you wish to book contact Jane at the Corner Patch.

Monday, 25 February 2013

workshop tixall 23rd feb

My last workshop was another sucess, 7 lovely ladies, a range of abilities, here are some of what they made.
I have been very bad at doing my blog, but I have done a workshop for Stafford College and 2 for The Corner Patch at Eccleshall. I have another workshop at Tixall Stafford on 23rd March which is nearly booked up. My web site is not working at the moment so will blog a bit more to compensate.