Last Sunday,I went to Northlight Studios in Hebden Bridge for a textiles class with Sally Darlington (www.sallydarlington.co.uk) In a fast paced day, we dyed, made felt, tried free machine embroidery (with varying degrees of success. I wasn't proud!), did some stitching and slashing and ate a great lasagne made by Sally.
I like these pieces.......................
A close up of a wet felted piece.... I'm not sure you can properly see the wonderful sheen on the green fibres or the subtle grey tones which is a pity as they are lovely!
a needle felted piece on which I later added machine stitching
I'm so lucky that I have such generous friends............take a look at these pieces of old silk I received yesterday. They were stitched together and had, I understand, been part of a skirt now too stained to wear. I removed the stitching and washed and pressed each piece and they are now ready to be re-constructed. May be I'll show you what I do in a later post.