Stay at Home and Craft Part 4

This was an Easter craft project I posted in 2018. A little sewing project to make some simple Easter decorations.  I don’t think I finished them until Easter weekend so left it a bit late if anyone was looking for Easter makes ideas so thought I’d share again.  The original post contains the instructions and templates if you fancy giving it a go.     Continue reading Stay at Home and Craft Part 4

How to make your own Frankenstein Doll

Little Frankenstein

So with Halloween approaching I thought I’d create a little Frankenstein Rag Tag. It doesn’t take much skill, just a little imagine. All you need to get started are some scraps of material, some filler, needle and thread and ideally access to a sewing machine. You start by creating a pattern and once you’re happy with the basic shapes pin them onto fabric and cut … Continue reading Little Frankenstein

Another Embroidery Project

Using stitch to create sketches – takes a bit more time than drawing but you can create some really different finishes You start by creating a sketch on tissue paper then pin to your fabric and using back stitch draw your outline.  When you’re happy that you have enough on the fabric to follow the pattern, tear off the tissue and you can start to … Continue reading Another Embroidery Project

Another Embroidery Project

For my second embroidery project I wanted to try creating a textile image of an architectural structure.  I may have been a bit over ambitious for my first but I had a go at creating a representation of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle. I started with a line drawing which I then traced on tissue paper.  Because I wanted to create a collage type effect … Continue reading Another Embroidery Project

An Embroidery Project – No.1

Building on the techniques I learned on the recent course I completed I thought I’d start experimenting with some freer form creative challenges. The first I wanted to try was creating an abstract image with a strong cohesive feel.  To get the cohesion I selected fabric samples of similar colours and tonal values which I extending into the selection of threads using only variations of … Continue reading An Embroidery Project – No.1