Carole Sams

I have a preference for hand embroidery and love to add texture to my pieces with metallic threads, beads, sequins and buttons.  

My admiration of the work of Klimt, Van Gogh and Monet had an influence when studying contemporary textiles leading to three dimensional interpretations of their work in Embroidery, silk painting and batik.  Following this I invested time in producing blackwork and freeform embroidery pieces then trying felting and mixed media collages.  

Recently I have returned to three dimensional work in the courses I have attended with Ray Slater making dolls, however my passion is for hand embroidery which hopefully will lead to a successful outcome to my City and Guilds.

Squares CS Peacock Lamp by Carole Sams
Glass and Canvas CS


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Right: Squares
Description: Based on a 'square' theme each section is a made up of mixed cotton, satin, organza and silk fabric.  These have been stitched in a variety of textural threads with beads and sequins added.  There is a limited range of stitches which have been distorted showing their versatility when used in conjunction with different fabrics and fibres. 
Above: Canvas and Glass
Description: Canvas work mounted in frame with blue and white glass pillars
Size: 10"x10"
    Above: Peacock Lamp
Description: Chrome lamp base and decorated shade, hand embroidery, sequins and peacock feathers
Size 18ins tall
3 Dolls CS Doll CS

Showgirl CS

Above: Buxom babe, Charlotte the Harlot and Wynn the witch.  
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Above: Jester
Description: made at a Ray Slater workshop, he has mother of pearl button joints, with a needle sculpted coloured face and bead eyes.  A vision of sartorial elegance he is wearing a silk jacket and pantaloons.

Above: Showgirl
 Description From a Ray Slater pattern. She has a sexy costume with black fishnet tights and ostrich feathers on her diamanté headdress and derrière. The turquoise and silver costume is finished off with pink beaded dance shoes.

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