I am interested in all types of textiles, really. I love handwork and beading, but also free machine work and surface design. I also design and sew garments.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I did textiles in school, and then taught myself from books. I then went to college and have acheived my City and Guilds:Fashion qualification.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
I have been a Bernina Fashion Designer 2007 and 2008. I show my textile art work in US and Europe. I am soon to begin teaching at New Directions - Formerly Reading Adult Community College, Reading, Berks.
the silk I used for the tudor couple was silk twill, so it wasn't so bad, infoact the shading on the flower was more like shading with a pencil. the silk with the medieval lady was thinner, but I used copper thread to roughly stitch over the places were it burnt through, and it added a bit more "authenticity" to the look...like it was old and had been mended.
I sort of stretch the silk on a frame.
Hi Sandy, yes I am going to Knit and Stitch on Sunday.
I don't actually know Jai. She was at a Japanese Embroidery class with friends of mine last week - I was not able to attend. When she joined SF I saw on her profile that she listed JE as one of her interests.
Isn't it marvellous to have a site such as this where we can meet others who share our interests.
I like your drawing with a soulder iron on silk. Do you need a light touch. I imagine it would be very easy to burn right through the silk.
Hi Sandy, Dee wrote us all on the Crazy Quilt Lists just before she crossed over. It was so great to see her in Omaha. She really wanted to make it there and she did. A really strong and determined lady! So good to see you here.