It’s been a very busy time for me during Lockdown. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with some amazing artists for my YouTube Channel and I’ve also been working on a design for a collaboration project. I was approached by Sue from Cut Couture Kit, who designs the most beautiful linen garments. The idea was to create an embroidery pattern for the button pockets that appear on her garments. The result is the Running Stitch Pocket Pattern, which you can download by clicking the ‘Download’ button below. There’s also a step by step YouTube to guide you through the process.
When I first read the brief, my first thought was to created a pattern suitable for beginners yet also had the potential to be adapted for more experienced stitchers.
The pattern creates a double dashed border, which sits perfectly centrally on the pocket. Its simplicity works beautifully with the linen, especially when the stitching is continued into the topstitching of the garment. The design can also be evolved to providea ‘frame’ for your own unique textile art and embellishments.
Linda is a conceptual visual artist. Her work involves many techniques including digital art, photography & embroidery. Linda uses photograms & Photoshop to design her unique cloth. Each piece is then embellished with layers of applique, hand & machine embroidery. Linda explains her design concepts and shares her beautiful work with us.
A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features a stunning collection of Modern & Improv Quilts by artist Sarah Hibbert.
Sarah Hibbert’s eye-catching ‘Macaroons’ Quilt features on The Festival of Quilts 2020/21 posters. In this YouTube, Sarah explains how she designs her beautiful ‘Collage to Quilt’ pieces and shares a few quilts that you might see in her Textile Gallery at The Festival of Quilts 2021. Sarah has exhibited several pieces at Quiltcon.