|Border pattern ( February 2015 - Wilma Simmons)|
|February's threads and fabric|
For February's lesson, the theme was inspired by border patterns, emphasising the way stitches turn into patterns when used close together to fill shapes and spaces. Besides the embroidery, there were drawings to do - three border patterns and three square patterns like tiles. I love doing this part, but then to choose one or two, and interpret the designs into stitching.... ?
|Drawings ( February 2015 -Wilma Simmons)|
To make life easier for myself, I photocopied my drawings onto freezer paper and ironed them onto the fabric. I then machine stitched around the lines to provide the "shapes" for stitching...
|Machine stitching the outlines of the shapes|
|Work in progress|
|Work in progress 2|
|Square pattern ( February - Wilma Simmons)|
I used two different approaches ... The stitching on the square is done within the shapes. With the border pattern, I appliqued some previously hand painted cotton and stitched the background in the colour scheme provided with different filling stitches.
|Border pattern exercise ( February 2015 - Wilma Simmons)|
There is nothing better than the feeling of having completed the exercises on time and then getting back the assessor's positive comments!