Thursday, 12 January 2012

Christmas Card Competition

Am delighted to have won the Facebook Christmas Card Competition run by the School of Stitched Textiles where I am studying City & Guilds in Embroidered Textiles. My piece, shown here on the left, was worked in undyed perle cotton and silk on pale blue linen.

I have almost completed Module 2 of the course, which focuses on canvas work and counted thread embroidery but with the interetsing theme of 'Industry'. A day at the Manchester Science and Industry Museum provided lots of photographs and ispiration for the set projects. I'll post some photos of the resulting embroideries here soon.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

In which we consider the art of slow stitchery

Having read previously about the Slow Movement I have thought for some time that hand embroiderery embodies slow movement principles. No surprise then to find this notion already has some following. The Slow Cloth and Slow Textiles movement celebrates the quality, skill, heritage, sustainability and slowness of hand stitching. For more information and further interesting links check out http://handeyemagazine.com/content/slow-cloth