Well I passed the course and was lucky enough to receive a commendation from City and Guilds for Excellence in Coursework, which was a lovely surprise and thanks in part to this blog. I have decided, after struggling for a bit to find a focus since finishing the course, to leave the blog as it was … More Final post for now!
Hello! Well I finished the accessory which was the last of the major pieces to be completed as part of the City and Guilds Level 3. I really enjoyed making this piece and I’m pleased with the way it has turned out. It was based on the Industrial portfolio I did a gazillion years ago! … More Module 11: Finished Accessory- Collar Necklace
Well I’m nearly there! After 2 years I have finished all the sewn elements of the City and Guilds Level 3 in Machine Embroidery…WOOP! The samples for the last module were to be drawn, cut and pulled thread work. Well I found it almost impossible to find anything that had been worked on a sewing machine rather … More Module 11: Pulled, Drawn and Cut Work Samples
Hello again. Well I finally feel that I’m nearing the end of my City and Guilds and I’m actually hoping that I might be able to submit for assessment in June this year – yay! I had started on Module 10 over the Christmas period – making beads, buttons and wrapping cords. I still had … More Module 10: Braids
For Module 9 the sampling requirement is a bit less heavy than the previous module…phew! We are asked to provide samples of how to use a variety of different needles. In fact, although some needles do provide technical advantages – such as less thread shredding and breakage – many of them actually give the same … More Module 9: Needle Samples
In Module 8 we have to present a proposal for a 3D item, to be based on the Texture Design Portfolio we did for Module 4. My proposal for the 3D item was a cushion based on the geology drawings and samples I did for that module. I wanted to create a hexagonal shape with … More Module 8/9: Finished 3D Item
Insertions are frequently used in heirloom sewing – usually to insert lace or other decorative elements into the main construction fabric or to join two elements together. Below are a few examples of insertions, some of which use bought lace and ribbon and some of which work machine stitches wither randomly or in a pattern … More Module 8: Machine Insertions Samples