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.
Back in 2007 I went on a workshop to create a collage that was printed on to fabric, I came away with two collages of my parents and they sat in my UFO box for over 3 years. I spent along time deciding what to do with them and then when my youngest daughter gave me her old sewing box I decided to cover it with the said collage after embroidering it with items relevant to Emily and Bert.It was my way of creating an heirloom that hopefully one of my daughters will cherish.
Mum was a seamstress all her life and career and this cover reflected that.