Saturday, 30 July 2016

Contemporary trellis work . . .

Beginning the trellis . . .

Basic running stitch across the trellis . . .

Using four colours . . .

Using heavy chain stitch for the edging . . . 
Running stitch outside the heavy chain stitch . . .

Monday, 18 July 2016

Back on the crewel work . . .




Back on the crewel work, but only just!  So, so busy with the 'teaching', but hope to do more on this over the summer.  Still experimenting with ideas, and colours.

In the meantime, I have been feeding my creativity exploring textiles arts.  

Coming soon . . . 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

An alternative to trellis work . . .

Straight stitch - working with the twill weave of the fabric


Whenever I have any time, when not teaching, I try to return to this crewel work piece.  I am still playing around with a few ideas, including working with the twill weave of the fabric.  

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Experimenting with trellis work . . .

Experimenting with Colour

So far . . .

Trellis work ideas
Working on some ideas for this crewel work design.  Still sampling colour, and different approaches to trellis work. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Framing up and preparation . . .

Framing up on a mini slate frame

Love this frame!

Design transfer onto a blue indigo twill furnishing fabric using a silver gel pen

Design number one

Design number two

I did plan to work these two designs separately, and on plain natural coloured linen, however, I found this fabric in a furnishing fabric shop in Benton in Newcastle upon Tyne (north east England) - Absolutely Fabrics, and thought - Yes - I will try this instead!

I also had to hand, this lovely hand-crafted mini slate-frame - used, but ideal for my next project.

Now ready to start . . . when I have time . . .

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Colour for crewel work . . .



These are my proposed colours for my crewel work designs.  I will not use all of them, probably 4-5 for each design, which I am still deciding, or will probably just let it evolve.

The colours are - 724, 933, 185, 303, 313, 293, 643, 156, 325, 967 - Appletons crewel wool.