Wednesday, 31 August 2011


The exhibition is still going strong, with lots of visitors, who have provided us with wonderful comments.  I am spending a week swanning around with a huge, ginormous head!

Today I am going to show elements of the final wall hangings.  We should be holding more exhibitions in future around & about so you maybe will get the chance to view the entire pieces

The remit for these was to use NON-WOVEN fabrics.  Hand stitch can also be used with the machine stitch.  Sounds easy but think of how many fabrics are actually woven!
Monochromatic piece showing translucent effects, inspired by design work in colour & shape & line. A lovely piece much admired.

This section is part of a family tree, it has the names embroidered of all the members of this students family both alive & deceased.  Therefore, I have hidden the surname.  The 'trunk' is a beautifully crafted piece using many threads & techniques.  Very popular especially when the student is there to tell her story of how it came about.

Part of a duo of pieces on the theme of Urban environment.  This piece was inspired by a lesson where the students had a timed group walk & photograph.  Three photographs were superimposed to produce stunning pieces of textiles, using paper mostly
This student has a love of flowers & Japan & used the floral theme throughout the course.  All of the fabrics in the vibrant intensely stitched hanging are non woven, a very effective use of colour
This is an outstanding piece, all constructed from metal & all machine stitched & riveted together.  The metal was treated with many different processes to create such wonderful colours & it was embellished with beads, studs & charms, a triumph of machine embroidery.

Tomorrow is the FINAL day & will produce some sample pieces for you to view, it will be so sad to remove it from the studio, but it will be the start of the new term with the beginning of the MASTER CLASSES - DESIGN TO STITCH.
There are just a few spaces for machine embroidery level 2 (all the pictures shown are level 3) on a Wednesday evening.  Email me on if you are interested.

The exhibition next year will show my Patchwork & Quilting City & Guilds & non-vocational students work.  The flip side of me that I dont often show on my blog - note to self to rectify this, this year.
The technical skill that some students possess is mind blowing & I am looking forward to starting new classes which are PROJECT based.  Separate classes in Hand patchwork, applique & quilting fortnightly & machine patchwork projects monthly.
All courses are now either full or have limited space available, please contact Bee Inspired for an update (01536 514646)
It will be all systems planning next week, so I had better really enjoy tomorrow before my big head gets well and truely deflated :-)

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful work Shelagh - well done to everyone from a wee break down under!


Thank you for your comment, regards Shelagh



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