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
Samples using sheer fabrics – lace, organza and crystals … More Sheer Bliss…
The C&G Machine Embroidery course requires you to make samples of cords which can then be combined to make braids. Here are just a few samples of how I went about this…almost anything can be wrapped, knotted or stitched over and made into lengths. … More Colourful Cords
Over the Christmas period I decided to have a go at completing what I could of the hand made elements required by the City and Guilds course. This includes buttons, beads, tassels cords and braids, and I’ll cover some of them in later posts. Making buttons is a really nice thing to do of … More Button, button, who’s got the button?
Part of Module 7 for the Level 3 C&G course in Machine Embroidery was to experiment with dyeing and colouring fabrics. I had a go at mono-printing on fabric but mainly had a great time playing with colour and experimenting with Batik using cold water dyes. I love the excitement of washing out the dyes and seeing the … More Fabric Colouring and Dyeing