The art I planned for the Y5s and Y6s this term takes rocks and pebbles as a starting point for inspiration and the textile element is based on an embroidered pebbles idea I found on the Embroiderers’ Guild website.
You draw round the rock on a piece of calico and fill the shape with textured embroidery stitches.
I’m using a grisaille palette, partly to be more rock-like but also partly because I do enjoy working with shades of grey.
French knots, woven and back-stitched spiders’ webs and closely packed lines of chain stitch. Mostly in silk threads.
Couched thread and perle cotton bullion knots in the foreground.
The chain stitched spiral is worked in a variegated silk thread.
This is my prototype piece to show the children. I’m really enjoying playing with textures and tones.