I have at long last started stitching again, a practice piece, and an experiment, the first since I completed the very time consuming folio for the Guild in October. It is just a beginning, a simple linen cloth with some embroidery, all to be done in monotone threads, so it will either look charmingly elegant, or boringly dull! This lovely linen was actually an Op Shop find, a good colour and weight, also very cheap so it will not matter if it is not a success.
I’m not sure how I first came across Shelagh Folgate, but I have been following her brightly coloured blog for a while, and have liked some of her work. She is a textile artist from the UK, and a City and Guilds teacher who is offering what she is calling her Creative Challenge, a series of monthly lessons/challenges, free of charge, for those who sign up to it. Despite having decided not to make any stitching or swap comittments this year, the temptation was too much and I have joined what looks like a very interesting group from the UK, Europe and the USA for what I hope will be an interesting time. The first exercise was one of colour mixing using two different reds, blues and yellows. These were some of my results.
This was made with the scraps left after I cut those neat squares above from a bigger sheet of paper….possibilities there for something else? Perhaps print it onto fabric and fiddle a bit more?
Have you seen these amazing little alien tripods? A recent online purchase and just the thing for close ups in strange places.