Creative Stitch welcomed Caroline Hyde-Brown recently for her Forage and Felt workshop – a lovely relaxed day, where we used real flowers with subtle shades of felt to make delicate pictures.
Earlier in the year Creative Stitch visited Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford in order to take inspiration for some stitched pieces that we hoped to produce over the summer. The group took photographs, sketched and took some rubbings. I took an interest in the variety of carvings in the pew ends and recorded the different … More Melford Tile
My holiday project finished – Sea Buckthorn cloth book – double sided and loosely tied into a concertina. Below are some portions of the book.
This is a photograph of sea buckthorn, taken last autumn on a footpath near the lighthouse at Cromer. Until then I didn’t know what it was, although I have seen it growing in several coastal areas – apparently you can make an unusual jelly with it (although you have to add in a few apples). … More Sea Buckthorn
This photograph was taken on the SW Coastal Path, somewhere between Gurnard’s Head and Pendeen Watch – the lighthouse can just be seen in the distance. It was March of this year, so no colour from the coastal flowers but the sea is a beautiful clear blue, the sky almost matching. I’ve included this view … More View Towards Pendeen Watch
I am trying to get ahead for a session with Creative Stitch in September so am making some surfaces from torn paper strips, which can then be cut and used for cards, notebook covers or even backgrounds for other projects. I make one large piece, made up of the decorative papers, add all the stitching … More Simple Paper Strips
This picture started as a simple demonstration piece during a recent workshop, the terracotta pot being made with a basic funky foam stamp and the geranium flowers created with bubble wrap. I find that I often use bubble wrap for printing, usually the smaller size but I have used the big bubbles too. It seems … More Geranium Pot
This is the whole spread of my sea lavender design that I made after spending a super workshop day with Vinny Stapley at East Mersea. I was really inspired by the coastal flora there and still have ideas based on the sea holly and sea purslane that I sketched while sitting on the beach. I … More Sea Lavender – Textile Translation
On July 25th, officially the hottest day ever recorded in Britain, I went on a Saltmarsh Safari with Vinny Stapley at East Mersea. We tried to get out to the saltmarsh early to avoid the intense heat, but in fact there was a wonderful breeze and we had a lovely time as Vinny showed us … More Sea Lavender