The aim of this blog is to enable me to share my love of textiles and threads with like minded people and no longer be isolated. I have recently discovered silk painting and the way in which the vibrant colours produced by steam fixed dyes lend themselves to embellishment with threads. I embroider, embellish, free machine embroider and experiment with anything I can get my hands on.
I have been experimenting with new ways of using silk in my work. Just painting it had lost interest for me so I have started to manipulate it first and then paint it. Very pleased with the result. I orginally intended to complete the centre using thread and silk cocoons but time ran away with me and to finish it in time for the latest Silk-n-Threads exhibition I had to use acrylics instead.