Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Machine embroidered samples

Here are the machine embroidered samples I've produced so far. The first needs something interesting on the loops. The second and third will have hand embroidery added to them.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Displacement sample

Loops pulled to form A shape.
Loops pulled in both directions
Threads pulled at sides in both directions

Drawn thread work

Darned ends, knotted ends, hand and machine embroidery to secure ends.
Ribbons, cord, beads and stick threaded.
Spiralling buttonhole
Four sided stitch
Cross stitch

As and Ms tied back in

Threads withdrawn from other fabric pieces have been tied to form Ms and overlapping As.

Woven As and Ms

Threads withdrawn in both directions, then woven back in in overlapping As and Ms. Machined zigzag to stabilise. This was fun!

Thursday, 5 June 2008


Papers with 'A' embedded and embossed. LH = A cut from scrim; RH = A cut from paper bag. Both embossed with paper clips bent to A shape. M made using deckle cut from polystyrene.

Dyeing results

Evenweaves and threads dyed ready for drawn thread work.

Monday, 2 June 2008


Yesterday I spent the morning dyeing fabrics and threads. Now they are all sealed in these plastic containers and jam jars - the fun part is yet to come! I will be opening these and drying the fabrics this evening.

Yes, it's that sculpture again, still keeping an eye on me!

Starting Module 4

I have completed chapters 1 - 3, and am now working on chapters 4 - 6. It's a refreshing change to be working with different colours and design sources.