Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Cake making!

I'm sampling cakes at the moment. But I wouldn't recommend eating anything!

This one above has been inspired from a large cake that I created last year for the Embroiderers Guild.
The guild celebrated 100 years together and I thought it would be a whimsical idea to create a cake made up of layers of techniques. I started on the layers incorporating distressed velvets, degummed cocoons, tye dyed cotton with foiling, burning and dissolving, acetone and acetate, wrapped threads and free-hand machine embroidery.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Water Vase

Inspired from a babbling brook.
Made with silk waste and hand dyed silk using a technique called acetone & acetate, and embellished with beads.

Flower Sac

Inspired from colourful summer gardens using scraps of hand dyed velvets and vintage braid embellished with vintage threads, wools and hand dyed cotton and silk yarns.

Ice cold ~

This long sleeveless coat was inspired from icebergs using Japanese stitch techniques which were used on country workwear from Northern Japan - recyled jeans were cut into scaps and frayed, bleached, and painted. Sashiko handstitch has then been applied along the length of the coat.