Hand-Embroidered 'Receiving' Blanket
I found some lovely fabric featuring these elephants last year, so decided this should be the basis for Lucy’s blanket. At the point I was making it, we didn’t know if she was a girl or boy, so they were the perfect design for both.
I couldn’t find the exact colour I was after for the main fabric, so hand-dyed natural calico light green and then sketched the design directly on to it using a friction pen.
Each elephant was appliquéd on and the rest of the design embroidered freehand.
I then finished the whole piece using the classic blanket stitch.
Art-Book project #1
Using a combination of watercolour, screen-print and embroidery, I’ve created a Spring-inspired book using classic natural indicators of the changing season.
I like the idea of symbols in folklore. Like the classical elements, they hold a huge amount of spiritual and emotional weight. A small logo that is elegant and simple, but can carry the idea of something as big as the seasons themselves.
I’d love for this to be one of a series of four art-books, each with its own original symbol at it’s centre, illustrating the change in the natural environment as the year passes.
Some Spring-themed embroidery on watercolour paper today. Nice on the paper, not so nice on my fingers. Never thought I’d say it, but I’m off to find a thimble!
Messing about with watercolour and embroidery for a few Spring-inspired tests today.
Further adventures in felt…
This bespoke felt 7" vinyl and sleeve was a special collaborative commission for a close friend’s birthday.
It involved a lot of problem solving and a few late night embroidery sessions, but I managed to work freehand to get the detail as close to the original as possible, shown by the last picture.
Needless to say, Dave was a little confused, but has since relished in the joy of his very own, original and unique 7"!
With any luck, this link will take you to the very first playing of said single too - http://instagram.com/p/x7QTqkm0x-/?modal=true
The first proper bit of crafting I’ve done in a while and for a special lady on her 1st Birthday