Thursday, 15 May 2014

Class sample

This week we were looking at shisha work. I couldn't get any proper shisha mirrors so we used ones intended for mosaics that I found in Hobbycraft and The Range. They seemed to work ok. Patterns were inspired by Indian embroideries. An Indian lady suggested that shapes cut from old CDs were often used these days as the old type of mirrors tended to crack and discolour in the wash.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Chain stitch

Chain stitch sample for the BA class. Some of it should be infilled with orange stitching but didn't get it finished in time and probably won't now as on to next sample. Busy week ahead - visiting the Stroud textile festival, working, and going up to London to see Gizella Warburton's exhibition.