Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy new year!

Wishing you all a very happy new year.  Looking back to 2015 in my sewing room I can see that it was a very productive year but there were some major shifts in the direction my stitching took me.  I made six traditional quilts and a number of bags. But I also made three "modern" quilts.  These did not incorporate traditional blocks and appeared rather random but I loved making them and decided I wanted to explore different aspects of quilting and stitching.  That said I signed up for a city and guilds course in machine embroidery.

That alas is where it all went wrong for my blogging!! The course has been pretty full on with "home work" each fortnight, trying out lots of different processes and techniques. There is also a design element which has had me playing with paint, dyes and lots of other play school stuff!! So although I have been kept very busy since September there has not really been anything to show on my blog which I why I stopped.

However, the new term starts next Friday and with architecture as our theme we will be making a sample each week to demonstrate what we are learning and I will be posting pictures of these regardless of how they turn out!! So keep watching this space, it will be different I promise.

This is one little piece I made - a bit scrappy - as a sample of bonding fibres, fabric, thread and stitching.

Happy stitching .......Jacky O