Monday, 25 April 2011

C&G Level 3 Embroidery samples-Hand stitches

I was so ready for this part of this Module!!!
Loosely based on the Pomegranet line drawings.
The first sample was stitched on cotton...which was fine with these stitches as they are all flat lightweight stitches.

This one was based on the Tonal drawings from the photographs of natural light & dark tones.
I used the photo of root of my miniture willow tree....very weird close up!
I could'nt find the cotton I'd used so the following set were on Calico.

We had to change our colour values too hence the Folk colours....It was based on the Modern art blocks of colour painting!
The Calico is perfect for these set of samples as the asked for stitches are pretty heavy-weight when worked.

And the final sample.
My favourite design as this is based on the section of star sky my star sign is based!!

And it was done on holiday!

Right so now ready to start the final exercise.


Am away to look at my design from the strips which influenced the collage, as a starting point for this larger than 25cm and using my ingenuity, sample!

I'll post back with the results when I'm done...tut day job sure does get in the way!!

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  1. Hello - thanks for sharing your work and journey. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    Who are you taking your course with?

  2. Hi Sarah Jayne,
    the C&G Embroidery Level 3 providers are THE SCHOOL OF STITCHED TEXTILES.

    There's more to the course but I am wary as it could be taken and used diminishing my work and the schools work hey...

  3. Hi Jacqui
    I am also doing the C and G Level 3 with SST but in patchwork and quilting. We are at a similar stage I think, I have nearly completed module 2. I have to say your embroidery work is beautfiul. And I love the colours! I have a blog too if you are interested, it is It would be lovely to hear from you and compare the course similarities and differences. Are you enjoying it? I love my course, I just wish I had more time to devote to it to make faster progress! Sarah