Marlborough branch of the Embroiderers guild have been helping to renovate the Guild's folios. A small group of members have been meeting regularly to renovate 2 folios. The first was called lettering and which we re-named Text. We finished the renovation on that folio last year. The second folios was called colour movement through stitch. We have renamed it Colour Studies. The photo above is one of my contributions.
The colour wheel was created in Photo shop Elements as a strip, printed onto tissue paper and with the help of bondaweb attached to a piece of Pelmet vilene. Machine threads were then chosen to complement the colours of the tissue paper and stitched using a simple automatic embroidery stitch.
For another sample I tie dyed a selection of fabrics in black.
I then cut the fabrics into one and a half inch squares, and ironed them onto some felt with bondaweb. Next was to choose some appropriate machine threads and at least 2 variegated thread too, and machine in different directions - again using automatic machine stitches.
Both pieces of work can be used to make book covers or wraps as well as for ipods/phones. or computer tablet covers.
Great fun and creative. An item children can make with a little supervision.
The renovation is nearly complete and members have created some wonderful samples. If you are a member of the Embroiderers Guild, you may be interested in getting one of the folios to study with a group at your branch.