• A great way to design with applique.

    The above are stages of development with fabric and stitch of composing a design for an inspiration from a historical pocket. I had the privilege of working with IllunimatedArtsPeckham on a project to teach vulnerable adults in residential care homes how to stitch, we were able to invite three residential care homes onto the project to reach out to their residents to give them the opportunity to learn remotely online and help them through this season of isolation that we have all experienced and they have experienced more acutely with not seeing loved ones.I was the main lead in teaching, the areas covered was telling your story through art work…

  • Development of Crewel work sample

    Lynn and I have been working on our samples for our embroidery diploma we are completing online at Centre of Excellence. This piece comes under module 3 and I thought it was a great idea to record our progress with our stitches especially for crewel work. The development of my piece is over on the right side and you can see I have worked my crewel piece with spilt, satin and seed stitches, along with lazy daisy stitches and creating the above design. Lynn has used the same stitches and in addition she has worked the french knot and long and short stitch into her piece. The reason why this…

  • Technical Issues

    Tuesday 9th March I was trying to figure out why the video was freezing with the webcam, that’s my concentrated look and I can say I was becoming a little nervous as I was running out of time to deliver my online embroidery lesson teaching vulnerable adults in care homes across Southwark. I wanted to add further screenshots from the videos into my presentation of Applique. During this online learning gig, I along with many others have been propelled out of our comfort zones to tackle a whole range of issues that need solving and on this occasion you will be happy to read that I did, as I phoned…