Friday, 4 May 2012

Going for Gold ........


I am a now and then member of the Shetland Guild of Embroiderers, mainly because I am not good with a needle and anything fiddly.  My needlework school report in the late 60s described me as a great plodder!  But I was really amazed to see some of the mixed media work at their last exhibition along with an amazing array of quilts and 3D sewn and felted work.  A number of members in the Guild have encouraged me to enter a piece in this year's competition the theme of which is Going for Gold ..... (and it didn't have to celebrate the Olympics).


This is a small array of mixed pieces - lace, paper, marram paper, cardstock, scrim and a piece of carpet base (no idea where I got that from!), sewn onto a Calico base.  There is a bit of stamping, but it got a bit hidden.  Then a bit of free style machine embroidery, the flowers being painted with Koh-in-Noor watercolours which amazingly worked!  And finally a bit of embossing (a cork washer), gold thread and some seed beads. No real design, quite small, but I had alot of fun doing it.

Again thanks for looking and I hope you all have a great weekend. 


3 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Jennie your fellow members are so right...and I wouldn't be surprised if you don't walk away with gold yourself!...a beautiful piece of art work from a very talented lady...Mel :)

Netty said...

this is totally gorgeous Jennie, keeping my fingers crossed that you win. Annette x

Alison said...

wonderful fabric art jennie! Hope you win! xx