Sunday, 14 November 2010

Al these things that I've done

I just had a quick glance back over my recent posts and have realised I haven't shown you any of my City and Guilds 'work' for ages- how very remiss of me! I have been keeping up the pace with some traditional pattern darning, and some contemporary which I will show next time.

I have used the machine in ways I never dreamed possible to applique a large area with fabric snippets. I hate Bondaweb so the realisation that I could still achieve a quick and free background into which I could stitch and embellish was really liberating!
I also completed an exercise sewing lines of long stitches across a piece of fabric then having fun weaving between and around them. What a quick and even decorative edging this would make to a cuff or around the hem of some trousers for Anna!


I showed you some samples of running stitch last time, but was challenged by one of my tutors to really let loose and allow my stitching to distort the fabric. I have made a tiny Kantha before but wanted this to be even more extreme so worked from all angles. I have so many ideas I'd like to pursue, and it's good to keep the momentum going. This week I am playing with shadow work, and completing some more design exercises on line. I am also mucking about with blanket stitch to try to get some more interesting samples together.


Oooo look, I've just scrolled down and found this little photo of some Assisi work- sort of reverse cross stitch- filling in the negative space. Honestly I have produced so many samples in just a few short weeks- goodness knows how much will have by the time assessment comes around! Still I am keeping it all neatly filled- and am looking forward to utilising it in some practical way when it's all finished with

11 comments:

Fabric Nation said...

These are beautiful Jenny, look forward to seeing more.

Poppy Cottage said...

Wow!! Fantastic. Will write more later but just off to work xx

Wipso said...

What a lot of gorgeous sample you have. Look forward to seeing how you develop each and every one :-)
A x

trash said...

You 'hate' Bondaweb???? Oh Jenny! Wash your mouth out!

karen said...

this has really taken me back to my c & g days, what a journey. I also have all those samples and more, i kept everything and am still glad I did. Thanks so much for the memories!!

Gina said...

Lovely samples Jenny, especially your pattern darning. (I could show you some fun things with bondaweb!)

Lyn said...

This is looking fab, you are working so hard, well done.
love
Lyn
xxx

wonderwoman said...

fantastic stitching Jenny, looking reallly beautiful! I hate to say it but i loooove Bondaweb!!!

xxx

Griffin said...

Coo! Lovely stuff! Now if you could do a piece with all those examples on it... ahem, ok, I'll hush now!

Jude said...

Wonderful...I'm still thinking of doing a course and you really fuel my dream!!

Jackie said...

You have achieved a lot ....it doesn't seem very long since you started. Well done you.