Jill

Having always had an interest in embroidery, dressmaking, knitting, crochet etc., just before and and since my retirement, I studied courses in Textile Decoration and Creative Craft with Nawal Gebreel and Faye Doran at Waterloo College.

In recent years, I have developed and practised the skills learned on the various courses taken. I am a keen photographer, and am inspired by the natural world, particularly colour and texture. I love textiles in all forms, and especially enjoy felt-making, batik and embroidery, both hand and machine, and have recently learned to spin and weave.

 

   


   

 

Above: Poppy Capsule Wall Hanging

A background of woven hessian with appliqued poppy capsule shapes with additional stitching

 

 

Above: Red Tulips

Snippets of various fabrics collaged onto silk and machine embroidered

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Strip Patchwork Landscape Hanging

 

Right: Birds in Flight Hanging

 

Below: Beach Huts Patchwork Hanging

 

All three pieces have strips of commercial and hand-dyed fabrics embellished with applique, machine and hand quilting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: Poppies in a Cornfield Drawstring Bag

Merino wool and Silk Felted with a detachable brooch of 2 hand-felted poppies with beaded centres

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: Red Poppy Evening Bag

Silk with organza ruffles and detachable poppy brooch made from silk, tulle and organza with black beaded centre

 

 

 

Silk Lined Assymetrical Evening Bag

Distressed organza strips embellished with seed beads

 

 

 

 

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