Heather’s gardening medal project

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Heather travels from Perth every week to attend the class in Dundee. This is her first year studying C&G and when it was time to talk about her source of inspiration back before Christmas she brought in a medal that had been awarded to her grandfather for gardening in the 1920s. She is justly proud of this link to her grandfather and wanted to produce something that had a garden or flower theme. She has developed an idea for an embroidered box and is based in part on a watercolour painting of her grandparents house complete with Grandad’s shed. These images taken from her sketchbook show the design development and I will post some images later when the piece is finished. I’m looking forward to seeing Heather’s box.

Level 2 – hand embroidery

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Level 2 - hand embroidery

This photograph is of a lovely bag made last session by Margaret T, one of the Ladybank Calicostitch students. Her source of inspiration was fungi and the bag is made with hand painted and dyed silk and other man made sheers with hand stitch to create lovely texture. Margaret’s sketchbook showed how she developed her ideas. Looking forward to seeing what she produces this year. Well done Margaret.

Long time away – but we’re back!

With the setting up of Calicostitch and finding my feet as a freelance textiles tutor I’ve rather neglected this blog. However here we are, well into our second year and some more City & Guilds stars working to produce their project pieces. I’m hoping to start posting more frequently and with images of the students’ work. Watch this space!