Monday, 18 August 2014

Metals and Gilding on the North Shore

The North Shore Embroiderers had fun this weekend playing with metals. Saturday saw us colouring, shaping and stitching shims of copper, pewter and aluminium to get started on small, pretty hand stitched panels, and on Sunday we made silk papers from cocoon strippings, waxed paper and added gilding using traditional size and bondaweb before beginning to stitch into these surfaces too.

Hello from Takapuna.
Just a small selection of the samples underway:












As ever, there is always one person in a group who goes their own way! In this case, Jill. Having been inspired by her recent workshop with Sheila Mortlock she had ideas in mind and was developing a piece which combined her design development from that workshop with the metals in this workshop.

Work in progress by Jill Haddow

Thanks to you all for your comments:

'Thank you for a beautifully constructed and presented workshop. It is such a pleasure to work with a seasoned, gifted expert who is generous with her knowledge and inspiration.'

'I have had a simply wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for being a great informative tutor.'

'Fantastic. Thanks for all your ideas.'

There were more, but I don't want to over do it!

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Some really interesting samples there.