Yesterday the twins arrived ....from Numinosity...meet Bertram and Berneice who are coming to live with me alongside their brother Augustus and sisters Leggy Lizzy and the beautiful Celeste ......They helped me hand sew the mural ....below a step by step of piecing together the Textile mural I worked on in the Primary school ......my fingers are now raw from hand sewing for days and days every piece is hand sewn on ........:)
These first three pics are pics of the mural on my bed while I hand sew...... to prevent my stitching it to my duvet I have a piece of wood under the bit I am sewing. The mural is just the right height for me to sew without too much discomfort for my back.
Step 1 placing strips of fabric and flowers made by Yr R
Joss helped me cut out butterflies and place all the pieces ........
The centre will have a diamond in the middle......have to piece that together today
I am a qualified Textile Teacher but now I am lucky enough to follow my dream being a full time Textile Artist and I love every minute I spend creating in my studio at The West Wing. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
I run workshops for schools, colleges and groups.
I work 1 to 1 with individuals who might want help with basic sewing or more advanced techniques.
Commissions are always welcome please get in touch with me to discuss your requirements. No textile job is too small .....:)
I sell my work through Etsy and you can find me on Facebook at Artymess Textile Art ...come and say hello.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....