With so much work needing to be kept from the public eye, Sheila has pulled out some old work. Following a course with Dorothy Caldwell, Sheila began exploring stitch on paper. Using a discarded piece of craft paper, she added basic stitches to each page and then created a small book. She has since gone on to create a number of major works involving stitch on craft paper.
Annette's Dorset Feather stitch sampler. Her sister found the 1957 Olivia Pass Dorset Feather Stitchery book. She thought Annette needed it to accompany her journey with Dorset Buttons.
This month is Inktober and Sheila has been participating using the prompts as her guides for each drawing. The drawings are of a 30 cm mannequin and drawn with a small variety of coloured pens. The drawings are in a craft paper accordion book with each page around 10 cm square. The full set of drawings can be found at: https://www.instagram.com/thingstitcher/
This is the 1st in what Annette hopes will be an embroidered series of her travel photos. Watercolour pencil, applique and stitch with silk thread. Annette Loves the contrast of her daughter's blonde hair in the moving sea of Japanese people visiting a shrine in Tokyo.
Annette has been looking at photos from when we were able to travel. Years of work ahead and great memories.
COVID 19 is still circulating around, though restrictions have been lifted and contact tracers are working overtime. It is with great excitement that our group hoped to meet in reality next month.