Tag Archives: silk
I’m starting to put some of the bits and pieces together. The pages are about 11” square, with an extra inch for the binding margin. I’m covering squares of cartridge paper with fabric, which I’ll eventually fix back to back … Continue reading
Just a small sample, about 3” x 4”: couched threads and simple embroidery on silk. I’m imagining it as the end of a cuff. That picot edging is something that was actually found on one of the Oseberg textiles, made … Continue reading
One of the best sources for Viking textiles is the Oseberg ship burial, which dates to around 834 AD. Two women were given a splendid burial in a purpose-built chamber on a ship, which was then interred. The grave appears … Continue reading
Of course, it all went together perfectly well in the end: But next time I really must remember to write a plan of what goes where. If you’re piecing anything complicated, it’s always a good idea to make two versions … Continue reading
The body parts of another creature. As a child I liked jigsaws. Just as well, as I forgot to write down a plan for the piecing.
I’ve been re- investigating some of the ancient marks found on Northumbrian rock art, most of which are made from a series of circular and linear patterns. I’ve looked at these patterns many times over the years, thinking about how … Continue reading
Still working with silk, which is lovely but slightly demanding. I’m using silk batting in this piece and dupion silk for the backing, both of which can be difficult to work with. Silk batting needs a lot of ‘fussing’ with … Continue reading
Just a small art quilt that I began yesterday, using some really beautiful hand-dyed silk organza pieces from Heike. When I was stitching the wool felt squares over the weekend, I found myself wondering if that same straight stitch would … Continue reading
Here is one of the little pieces of linen I painted at the weekend: With a little layering and stitching, it can be integrated into a small textured landscape: A very happy birthday today to my mum, who likes poppies.