P&Q, freestle embroidery, feltmaking, fabric and paper books, stitch on paper.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
My mother taught me to knit, sew and embroider. I hated needlework at school! After a career that had nothing to do with textiles, I got into crosstitch when I had to take early retirement due to ill health. I wanted to learn how to design my own patterns, so joined a C&G class in Godalming in order to learn design and further embroidery techniques.
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I hated having to do a sample of P&Q for my C&G portfolio, and vowed never to do any more. But I took up (my own!) challenge in a group I belong to, in order to make a cot quilt for the local hospital, and found it tremendous fun. I have now done three terms of leisure classes and joined a local quilting group. I got second prize in the group's summer challenge!
Hi and thank you for the warm welcome! I'm still figuring out the navigation but this seems like a good place! I am a crazy mad felter and pretty much everything I take up or try -- I wonder how I can work into my felting.
Nice to hear from you. I recently joined stitchin fingers after taking Sharon's Journaling class at Joggles.com. The pictures I have posted are of a couple of the projects I did in that class, which was intended to get us using a journal each day to record and interpret ideas into fabric. I like the concept because I have so many more ideas than I have time for. Putting them in a journal is a way of downloading them and it's a way of developing an idea so that by the time you do it in fabric, the chance of finishing it are good (...reduces the stack of UFO's). I'd recommend this course if you're interested in making art quilts. This is how I hope to exercise my 'art quilt' muscles.
As for my home page, I went into 'Themes' and found one that I liked. There are many to choose from. I also shifted the widgets around by clicking and dragging them around the page. I think you can click on the title bar and that allows you to drag it to another location on the page.