Back in May I went to Stitching in the Dales - this is a stitching weekend run by a branch of the Embroiderers Guild and set in the beautiful village of Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. The class I did (there were two alternatives) was entitled Textile Jewels and the tutor was Chris Gray. Chris had brought along lots of her Indian textiles and we were invited to choose one on which to base our own piece of work.Having chosen a wall hanging embroidered with images of stylised birds, elephants and flowers, I decided to make a book.
Anne Brook and decided that I needed a new, larger pencil case so made this piece of random bargello canvas work in lots of lovely zingy peacock and lime green colours.
And finally ... inspired by my recent holiday in Norfolk and destined for the holiday journal I'm making as a result, is my response to the many gardens we walked around whilst we were there. Painted onto a scrap of the calico left over from the knight this is now in the process of being stitched. Watch this space for the completed piece.