Also made some pebbles for samples in the class. They are based on an idea found in Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn's book - No stone unturned. Formed round a small pebble which is then removed and the fabric stuffed. Fabrics used were hand painted cotton dust sheet, muslin and scrim.
Recent trips to the coast have shown up rocks covered in barnacles at the tidal reach. These are hand stitched using cotton perle thread and stranded cottons. Washers and pill cushions created the raised bits along with lots of French knots.
Just finished this flat fish based on a picture of a dab. It's a sample for my Tuesday Art Textiles class at Brewery Arts in Cirencester. The fabrics are hand painted with transfer paints and the fish also has layers of sheer fabrics. A little wadding was used on the fish to make it slightly more 3D.