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Barley stitches embroidery detail

Close-up of barley stitches embroidery detail

Here is a close up photo of my barley stitches. I am really happy with the overlaying of the stitching since it gives a great 3D effect enhancing the depth of the picture. This image is from the foreground section of my latest textile art landscape. The work is based on a view of the Lammermuir Hills from the entrance to West Mains farm and it is the largest landscape I have worked on so far, almost A4 sized.

barley stitches embroidery detail

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Beginners textile techniques class

Here is some information about the class I will be running from January 2018 at the Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre in Haddington. My Textile Techniques class is geared towards beginners. If you would like to gain confidence in starting your own sewing projects and learn some new techniques, then book your place now! I’ll help you with a range of techniques in hand and machine sewing while showing you how to make some simple gift and home decor items.

Class details

The class will be on Thursday mornings starting in January from 10-12 noon. Classes are great value for money at £70 for 10 classes, plus you will need to pay the PACC annual membership fee of £15. To book go the the PACC website. On the first week we will decide whether to run ten consecutive weeks or whether to have a week’s break in the middle, depending on what suits the class attendees.

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Work in progress

My third landscape textile artwork in progress. Silk painted background, embroidery detail with machine and hand embroidery used to work in some dyed wool picked up at St Abbs Wool Fest last weekend, plus silk throwsters and mulberry bark. Based on a view of the Lammermuir Hills from West Mains Farm near Morham.