Monday, November 16, 2009

Module 2 resolved sample- goldwork

Module 2 is now in the post to Sian
This resolved sample is based on the design work in module 2 using head and face silhouettes. My daughter was the model.
The sewing includes underside couching, foils, machine stitching, cords, patinised copper and puree tubes as well as a range of threads including Jap gold, braided thread, rayon, and machine sewing thread plus some coloured viscose ribbon and floss- The background is dyed calico from leftover dye from module 1. Now it is back to the design for the 3 D piece and goldwork.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Taniwha's treasure

Since Janet Edmond's wonderful workshop at summer school I have worked on a new design for the 3D object.
My research topic for the diploma is a study of the Hutt river estuary in Wellington Harbour and I decided to use the mussel shell shape I used at the workshop to create a design for a necklace - a taniwha's treasure.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First posting

I am now studying Module 2 of the Diploma in Embroidery. I will be posting the work I have done for module 2 (when I have worked out how) and before I leave NZ for Europe and Summer School. I am looking forward to meeting all the distant stitch bloggers.