Some FREEFORM EMBROIDERY today. Patricia recently sent me an example of her beautiful embroidery.
She is a member of the Wild Threads Textile Group in West Cork Ireland having joined the group several years ago. She derives much of her inspiration from the coastline of West Cork and the rich flora in the hedgerows. Her textile creations use recycled clothes combined with organza and lace.
Patricia created a background for this project from three layers of fine fabric stitched onto medium weight calico. She used a beading needle and very fine machine thread. The butterfly was cut from a blouse, the grasses are the edging from scarves and the flowers are circles cut from lace with buttons. The stems of the flowers are knitting wool couched down with one strand of embroidery floss. The leaves are from an old curtain.
Although Patricia did not use any Colour Complements threads in this project, she recently purchased some after seeing them in a stitch group in Spain.
Thank you Patricia – I look forward to seeing what you come up with using my threads in the future.
If you are interested in what the group is up to their Facebook page is HERE.