Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day Two of Embroiderer's Ledger

Today was an extention of what we did on Thursday. I have added some Pantone colours to my colour swatches, as I will use these in the future to colour the wire for the stumpwork elements that I want to do for this piece.

Todays lesson had us taking a part of our image we liked & paint it. We also did more colour swatches & added some embroidery. I have done the French knots onto some Mulberry paper. It was lovely to work on. And turned out a lot smaller than I had thought it would.

I had to extend my page from the other day as it was only A4 in size. I have added a canvas page as my extention. It has been lovely to paint on this medium & very easy to stitch into. I think that I will use the canvas a little more throughout this Ledger.

All I have to do now to these pages is add some notes. I am thinking that I will extend the pages down below all of the work, & have it so they fold up. Then again I may do something completely different. Decisions, decisions, decisions ☺☺☺
Warm Hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Class with Karen Embroiderer's ledger

I have started a new class on line with Karen Ruane. It is called " Embroiderer's Ledger.

I have made a new book for this class. The cover was made after a recent workshop with Annette Hinde.
The cover is made of fabric, paper, lace & embroidery. Then the whole thing is painted in Gesso & then the colours added. Once the whole thing was dry & the gel medium over the whole thing. I then added some mother of pearl flower beads & some diamonties.
This is the inside of the cover. I have added a pocket to the inside cover so that I could keep all the bits & bobs for the class safe & together.
I have used a pamphlet stitch to bind all the signatures into this book. The papers used are a combination of water colour paper & cartridge paper.
This is day one of the class with Karen. Colour matching. I have used a piece of William Morris wrapping paper for my image of inspiration. Then I have used water colours & water colour pencils for the swatches. The threads are Au Ver A Soie silk threads. I have found this lesson very good, & will look in the future to using this piece in an embroidery of my own.
Warm Hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xxx