A Selection of Various Projects http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/ A Selection of Various Projects Georgina's cushion My granddaughter, Georgina, made this PVC cushion for a School project.....based on Fashion of The Sixties. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=112313484 112313484 Silent Spirit Necklets Five colourful necklets I made with cotton/beads/wire/silver plated rings. 15" - 17" circumference. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139341213 139341213 Silent Spirit Necklets Ten necklets for exhibiting at Alexandra Palace - October 2011 and Harrogate in November 2011 http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139340770 139340770 Silken Sunset A piece of dyed silk which I shall turn into a cushion...but first I am stitching Kantha stitches across the ridges...it'll take a long time by hand...but it is proving to be therapeutic! http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=150316569 150316569 Encrusted Scissor Case and Scissor Identifier Tag I really enjoyed making this tiny scissor case...so many techniques included within it. I made the cords using a cordwinder. I started this project at a Day Class run by Libby smith. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139337082 139337082 All that Glisters I made this Golden Hanging for Valory - a joyful experience indeed. It now hangs between old oak beams in her kitchen. Constructed of various exotic, fine and medium weight fabrics which I pleated and then embellished with stitch, beads and handmade cords. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326247 105326247 'All that Glisters' This photo shows a small detail of 'All that Glisters'. Sold http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326248 105326248 Journal Purse This purse was made from layers of thin translucent fabric stitched together by machine to form a firm fabric The purse contains the journal I made for Valory. The journal shows my thoughts behind the creation of the wall hanging. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326260 105326260 Valory's Journal A journal I made for Valory to illustrate the inspiration behind her wall hanging.... 'All that Glisters' http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326284 105326284 L-J Project Progging technique. A four piece artwork for a chimney breast. 100% Dupion silk. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326287 105326287 L-J Project (reverse) This shows reverse side of L-J project. The four panels are backed in 100% Dupion silk. 70 x 70 cms http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326257 105326257 L-J Project Four separate panels of 100% Dupion silk. Prodded strips into a hessian (burlap) background. sold http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326251 105326251 Hat and Scarf A delicate hat and scarf made from very fine gauze which I moulded and then machine stitched into shape. Further embellished with beads. I used the trapunto technique to create the grapes. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=6840603 6840603 Off the Wall Paint, print and stitch on canvas. Inspiration: A beautiful wall into which I crashed the car! http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326255 105326255 Firebird Constructed from 100% Dupion silk. Technique - prodded with short strips of silk. 110 x 70cms http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326250 105326250 Kingsbury Barn This beautiful 14th Century Barn has been restored. Now its a stunning venue for an exhibition. Members of Herts Visual Arts Forum exhibited their artworks within the Barn during May 2010. . My Firebird panel can be seen on the wooden beams. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326282 105326282 Quetzal Bird The completed wall hanging. The wooden carved rod was bought from a wonderful art shop in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326306 105326306 Blue Hanging A pleated wall hanging inspired by the sea and reflections.. sold http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326259 105326259 Bird Wreath I covered a copper ring with hessian into which I had previously hooked lightweight fabric strips. I added a small bird ornament and ribbon. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326280 105326280 Hemp/Silk/Cotton Cushion Antique Embroidery surrounded by prodded strips of hemp and silk. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326265 105326265 Horse Panel An embroidered Batik panel with hooked cotton pieces surrounding it. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108197084 108197084 100% wool felt. I made this felt using the wet felt method. A great dela of rolling of the felt produced a pleasing shape which I then turned into a bag. A glass bead was then added - a magnetic clasp holds the flap in place. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139586529 139586529 Messages - woven A woven hanging using Sari Silk.One of a set of two. 140 x 30 cms http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326290 105326290 Naomi With a foundation wire bent into a body shape I then bound it with layers of stretchy fabric. Hence Naomi was created and then dressed in colourful attire. I began creating Naomi at one of Ray Slater's Workshops. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326293 105326293 another page ...and another page of one of my journals.... http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326285 105326285 .....and yet another page ....and another page from one of my many journals. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326292 105326292 Prometheus Pear A journal page dedicated to the God Prometheus. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326295 105326295 Cutwork and Drawn Thread Work. (detail) I made this 100 x 70 cms panel as part of a Creative Embroidery City and Guilds Course many years ago at The London College of Fashion. The embroidered area is placed upon 100% silk. The whole artwork is then mounted onto handmade paper and finally enclosed in a self-coloured wooden frame. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326268 105326268 'City of Diversity' St Albans is 'A City of Diversity'. A wonderful place in which to live. This hanging was created from dyed cotton background fabric with a Kantha stitched centre panel. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326263 105326263 Mandelbrot I enjoy the fractal images of Mandelbrot. This artwork is constructed of tiny silk pieces overstitched with machine embroidery. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=105326288 105326288 Sunset Silk A long silk georgette hand dyed wall hanging with handmade silk tassels added at each end. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139336680 139336680 African Theme Bag Pure cotton lawn dyed and bleached to produce a pattern. I assembled the bag and layered it with beads/cords and other fabrics. My handmade cord has been used to create a handle and tassels. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139337583 139337583 Post Card This was made from handmade felt/shisha glass and thread. Assembled onto a backing of craft vilene and cotton then made into a post card for The Embroiderers Guild Olympic Project. The country depicted is Pakistan. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139338499 139338499 A Casket I made this tiny casket from cotton and embellished with exotic fabric and machine stitch. A day class run by Janet Edmonds led me to create several of these caskets. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=141600002 141600002 Silent Spirit Here I am holding a very heavy rug which I hooked with strips of 100% dupion silk. Silent Spirit refers to the legend of The Mute Swan. http://www.jilltextileart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=139338974 139338974