It’s a lovely day here in Wales, the sun is shining brightly and it’s warm!
I’ve had a wonderful day once more and you will be thinking that all my days are wonderful won’t you? Well, on the whole , thankfully they are too. Today I went on a Guild Workshop called Design to Stitch taught by Janine Jones and she is one of our own Guild members who taught a highly successful City and Guilds , Design, Patchwork and Quilting course at a local college for the last 7 1/2 years.
I will show you some of the things I did, but I have also put some photos on Croesew our Embroiderers’ Guild blog.
I used two sources of inspiration for my work. On the left is a design I created some time ago. I just love these colours, so my colours are based on this. I’ve had the image on the right for about 10 years and I have used it to inspire me more than once before. It was bought at a Knitting and Stitching show in Alexandra Palace from the lovely lady who made it. She was a well known textile artist from the UK - Margaret Nichols, who sadly passed away a few years ago.
But you will not believe how much has changed during the day of studying both colour and design source, which is exactly what Janine wanted.
I think the first is the one I will be using tomorrow for stitching, but I quite like the second – maybe rather busy. We prepared a lot of samples, but a few were failures and I had intended to make some more at home this evening. This is not going to happen, because I’m tired and if I carry on I won’t be able to do anything tomorrow. I need to do a few things for tomorrow’s course anyway, like preparing a more detailed plan and choose suitable fabrics. so I think I’d better stop nattering and get on with it.