Spirit of the Stitch
|Posted by Jill Izzard on January 25, 2015 at 10:15 AM||comments (2)|
I enjoyed making this kantha stitched panel from oddments of fabric I found at home, from our EG SalesTable and Charity shops! Heavily stitched yet a joy to make. Instructions on how to make this panel can be found in Stitch with the Embroiderers' Guild magazine.....published this week January 2015 - Issue 93. Helen's beautiful work can also be seen in the same Issue on page 25 see photo below.... Helen is an expert at Colonial Knots!
|Posted by Jill Izzard on December 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM||comments (2)|
This was such a wonderful project to stitch during the gloomy days of winter...bright yellows, oranges and mango colours livened each page. It is huge, very squidgy and fun.... and I made a cotton bag in which to keep it from a vintage traycloth....
|Posted by Jill Izzard on November 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM||comments (4)|
...and now The Vessel from the wonderful Lynda Monk Workshop is completed...
|Posted by Jill Izzard on November 5, 2014 at 8:15 AM||comments (4)|
After two years of stitching in between studying I finally completed this soft padded book - using old dyed cotton sheets and vintage lace - kantha stitched with pure silk thread...
|Posted by Jill Izzard on October 19, 2014 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Very pleased this mammoth layered piece is now completed...I thoroughly enjoyed making it - it was my therapy cloth during my study time with OU in Art History!
|Posted by Jill Izzard on June 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM||comments (2)|
I continue to stitch this large panel on a daily basis...all hand stitching as my needle guides me....I add extra scraps of lace and fabric as I stitch....
|Posted by Jill Izzard on April 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM||comments (1)|
Today I visited the Boro Exhibition at Somerset House in London. A wonderful exhibition showing rare Japanese indigo patched textiles which appear to transcend their origins - to become exquisite objects of abstract art.
|Posted by Jill Izzard on March 13, 2014 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Today I met Wendy at The Spring Knitting and Stitching show...I just loved her wonderful coat - and thought I'd share it with you all...