Back to the Urchfont course. It's always interesting to see how folk who are totally new to the embellisher produce work. This lot did some exciting things with very basic materials - just a few bags of silk and wool fibres and some chiffon. We mostly used velvet with transfoil ironed on, placed over felt. Here are some pics. Alison (top) and Gwen's landscape with detail below.
Can't leave the subject of the C&G course without showing you Alison's patched 'pinny'. A brilliant piece of work from a series that I think is called 'Impossible Ingredients for Indigestable cooks'. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
I am doing an interesting thing in Birmingham on Monday for the local Embroiderers Guild. It is an evening talk together with afternoon demos. I have told them I shall be demoing the embellisher but I forgot that and told Ario (who will be the traders) to bring lots of Tyvek and water soluble paper. So I now have to put together some work combining all these materials. I'll keep you posted.