I can’t upload any photos at the moment because there is a problem with the port on the computer for the camera card, so I thought I’d share some of the fragments pieces from my sketch book, using found objects ‘streetcombed’ from roads, pavements and car parks.
For this one, a shot silk dupion scrap and a piece of sky blue organza form the background for three non-ferrous washers, partly or fully covered with silk thread and added french knots and beads.
This one has a background made from a Colourcatcher and tiny scraps of silver purl and black watermarked taffeta. The (misshapen) washer is completely covered with satin stitch in silver thread and variegated silk threads provide a contrast.
I used another bit of the same colour catcher for this one too, which I stitched after the first time I helped in one of the annual Clear Ups we have at the Guildroom, (the premises that Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club use for rehearsing, club activities, storage and making).
The flowers were among the sweepings from the Props Cupboard floor that day and the slither of white fabric is an old friend – it’s the spotted voile I used for Miss Murdstone’s house cap in ‘Young Copperfield’ and scraps of which turn up regularly in all sorts of projects, often naturally dyed.
I caught down the spotted voile with french knots, putting them over the spots on the fabric, so it’s quite loosely layered and I like the fraying effect. The flowers are sewn down with straight and back stitches and decorated with lazy daisy stitches.
Colour catcher again here, in an experiment with cutwork, showing through from underneath a piece of blue cotton and edged with buttonhole stitch.
A rectangle of hand dyed heavy weight fabric sits in the middle and the washers are stitched down with grey stranded cotton. The floral shape at the top has petals made of two lazy daisy stitches, nested one inside another.
About to make my husband a cup of coffee and hope he will find time to sort out the camera card port tonight. 😮
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