Inspiration from Nature

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the studio getting things prepped for online workshops and delivering materials for Artlink Creative Toolkits so it’s been good to focus on a new piece of work. The work is part of the travelling books project at Skipton Embroiderers Guild, inspired by the theme of Barbara’s book on trees. It’s been great to use different techniques and colours to create the piece.

Machine wrapped cords are a technique I use occasionally, it’s a great way to create texture for a piece of work. You can use fabric to wrap around a piece of string or piping cord or roll a strip of fabric into a tube before stitching around them with the zig zag stitch on your sewing machine. The wrapped cords were then hand stitched onto a piece of wool fabric before adding some texture and detail with beads and hand embroidery.

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