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
For various reasons it has taken me a long time to get through this module, but I can’t believe I haven’t posted to the blog for so long… I’ve decided to continue though as even now I’m finding it difficult to find samples of C&G Machine Embroidery – loads of people seem to do hand embroidery and patchwork but … More Module 7: Wall Hanging
The brief for the sixth module of the City and Guild L3 in Machine Embroidery is to develop a free choice item using utility stitches in a decorative way based on the Line portfolio produced for Module 1. I decided that I would make a waistcoat for my husband, who is a musician for … More Module 6: Free Choice Item