Mixed Media Embroidery

Autumn is all about mixed media embroidery, I’m teaching a class at the newly reopened Leeds Playhouse and I had a wonderful time at Grassington Embroiderers Guild helping them to create unique pieces of work.

Mixed media is something that I’ve been working with for many years, I started to combine paper and plastic into my work during my textile crafts degree, incorporating found objects into my samples. In later years, I’ve used found objects like metal to rust dye fabrics and embroidered pieces. The objects themselves have also provided inspiration for textural embroideries.

Grassington are an experienced group of stitchers, from fabric dyeing to patchwork they have a wide range of skills. The workshop on Wednesday was a chance to use different materials, combining items like washers and plastic tubing with fabric and thread. Backgrounds were created with a range of fabrics and painted Bondaweb which gives a painterly touch to any fabric.

If you are interested in a mixed media workshop for your group, I offer half day, full day and short courses that offer a range of techniques like polyfusion, hand stitching and collage. For more details you can contact me here.