Shading, long & short shading, natural shading, and blending . . .
Friday, 5 August 2016
Saturday, 30 July 2016
|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, 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
|Straight stitch - working with the twill weave of the fabric|
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
|Experimenting with Colour|
|So far . . .|
|Trellis work ideas|
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
|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
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.