Sashiko

There are so many different methods of needlecraft and whilst trying to pick up some new skills I came across the Japanese sewing technique Sashiko which translates to”little stabs”

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I decided on The Flower of Life design which I then added to a sweater for my boyfriend.

He may not look like it but I think he was a little impressed!

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Mosaic Birds

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I very rarely consider doing anything animal based so this Mosaic is a first for me. I went to a local stained glass business and brought some amazing colours to experiment with.

I find working on mesh rather than directly onto the chosen surface  gives me the option of where it will be placed. 2015-11-10 15.01.50

This is the finished bird design, I have taken inspiration from Mexican folk art..Now I need the slate!

 

 

 

House Number

After making my own House Number I was asked to make my first commission piece this was a little daunting initially, I really felt the pressure of wanting to do my best and please the customer. So I set about buying the glass with a brief of a simplistic design of natural glass Roman Numerals on slate.

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The chosen glass that I purchased online was alot darker in colour than I had hoped for so I literally had to select the lighter areas of the glass.

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I find working on mesh a good way to work and it allows for mistakes rather than working directly onto the slate.

Amanda XIX

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A Happy customer! Goes quite well with the style of house I think?