Good afternoon. Lesley Wharton will be back on Hochanda tomorrow (Friday 23rd June) celebrating the 4 seasons with more lovely stamps and stencils from Chocolate Baroque. Freeview Channel 85 – 3 and 7pm (or watch live or on rewind via the website – www.hochanda.com).
Good morning. This was one of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda with Lesley Wharton. It is a quick and easy make.
I used a technique demonstrated on one of Lesley’s shows recently. I inked up a 4 inch round gelli printing plated with Distress Ink and then lifted off some of the ink using the Big Bold Background Leafy Trails stamp, then transferred the image to stamping card. I overstamped with the butterfly and swirl from Patchwork Butterfly set using Versafine. Finally I added a little colour with a gold sparkle pen and edged the topper with black marker to frame.
Here is one of my textile art pieces created using applique and free machine embroidery. It was inspired by the gardens at the Brocket Arms in Ayot St Lawrence. I have entered it into the Ayot St Lawrence Art show coming up this weekend (9-11th June).
I created this one a little while ago but have revamped it by adding butterflies (size 50 X 40cm).
I have been busy making lots of scarves ready for my show this weekend. I love these decadent loopy scarves – and they use up a lot of my yarn stash too (about 5 or 6 balls used in each one). I have combined different colours and textures from various yarn brands, making then unique too.
The last one is my fave. It reminds me of a tropical coral reef.
I used a Loopa tool to make these. Sorry that I don’t have time to write a tutorial at the moment but I found a YouTube Video from Diana Suarez showing how to work using a similar tool to mine. I used 5 or 6 different yarns together in mine for added colour and texture. I also finished by machine sewing up the central loops using a lingerie zig zag stitch over the central anchoring loops. This holds them together firmly and securely so the loops do not come loose or pull out.