May 16, 2019

I suppose this is the module that I was really dreading having to start on. I know that I tried to keep records as I was working on them, but I worried that I didn't have enough. Part of this was because I had taken the full 5 years to complete the course and one forge...

April 8, 2019

Well it does seem strange that this is almost the last post in this series about my City & Guilds Level 3 work in Craft Design & Embroidery. The journey completing the course was a long one, because of health and family issues; which many people go through. The work in...

March 18, 2019

Okay - so this is the FINAL piece of work to be created for assessment ... HURRAY!   Once I had okayed my idea, I could prepare my design brief. Being a lace-maker, I wanted to make something that had been on my mind for a while; so here is the design brief:


March 4, 2019

I recently spoke to a friend about some of the work I did in this module and realised how satisfying it was to sit and quietly contemplate, whilst slowly stitching. It is power to your soul to spend time with yourself, especially whilst being creative.

If you haven't tr...

February 18, 2019

Well, I can hardly believe that this is almost the end ... well not quite, but it is beginning to feel like it.  This module was particularly good to do, as I love hand stitching and also, because I have done work in some of these techniques before. Here was an opportu...

February 4, 2019

Making Buttons and Beads: 

I have made buttons before from materials like Fimo - a polymer clay, which is hardened in the oven and have also made Dorset buttons like these:

The photo on the right shows the back, finished with felt and a buttonhole stitch loop.

For this on...

January 21, 2019

OOh .. I just love this module; and looking back, I know there are a few things I want make using these techniques. There were quite a few samples to make, so here goes:


1. Twisted Cords:

There are various methods of achieving these, but I just used the simples...

January 7, 2019

So, this module is all about patchwork. I must begin by stating that I was definitely not looking forward to this, having tried patchwork years ago ... it just wasn't for me!

Anyhow, I was determined to get the most out of the exercises for this and began with a po...

December 23, 2018

This piece was so much fun to create, but I couldn't have done it without the help of my lovely hubby, who is an engineer!  

So, firstly, my design brief: 

To design a 3D Object for my craft room that will demonstrate a range of textile ability. I designed a lampsha...

December 9, 2018

It's so hard to choose now which of my assessed pieces is my favourite, but I have to say, it might just be this one!

The project was linked to Module 8, as it was to include transparent fabrics.  The inspiration was my work from Module 8: Transparent fabrics.

Being give...

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