Skirt number 2

I’m very pleased with myself.  I have to thank YouTube for helping me through the more tricky bits, but actually the logic side of my brain has worked well to get this skirt to completion. It may seem simple to some of you, but for me its an achievement.  So I have a new skirt, which cost less than £6.00 and was made in just a couple of days – pattern to wearing. Now back to embroidery…skirt-2

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Love is Enough

I decided to use my unplanned trip to an exhibition of work by William Morris and Andy Warhol as a starting point for these 2 small pieces of embroidery.  The exhibition, Love is Enough, at Modern Art Oxford seemed at first an odd mix, but on looking more deeply there are similarities between the working methods of Warhol and Morris, e.g. in producing work via a factory system.  You can read more about this on Modern Art Oxford‘s website or you can go and see the exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery over the summer.  I used a similar process to the previous two pieces, using a patched and pieced frame, appliqué, machine and hand embroidery techniques.  Instead of the free hand stitching, I decided to incorporate some weaving over the flowers.  It’s a satisfying process and adds texture in a different way.

Love is Enough: Shades of Morris

Love is Enough: Shades of Morris

Love is Enough: Shades of Warhol

Love is Enough: Shades of Warhol