Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page My stitch work has run the gamut of techniques, from the machine variety of free-motion quilting and embroidery to traditional hand embroidered stitches like those that embellish crazy quilts and back pockets of blue jeans. Chain and feather stitches and the simple Kantha of running threads… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page I jotted down every thought that came across my mind. And before long, I was telling a story of migration. Migration of the dyes moving gracefully through the fabric, crossing grid lines and arriving in other spaces. I realized that this echoed the story of my… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky My name is Roxanne Lasky and I am pleased to contribute to the No Serial Number Blog with my take on hand stitching. While I have been a textile artist for quite some time, I started my art journey as a watercolour and oil painter. All of my work is… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey
An Introduction to Eco-printing by Artist Fatima Canelas Pais of Traditional Dye Works This article has generated a debate over the use of cling film in eco printing (clear plastic) on Instagram . You can join the debate on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter simply by commenting the article below. A friend of mine, who loves nature, liked the result of some of my eco-printing experiments on… Read More One Leaf at a Time: Leaves Print Their Signature on a Scarf!
As you all know we are big fans of natural colours and we couldn’t help but showcase some of the gorgeous products from this wonderful artist, Rebecca Desnos from London. Apart from all the beautiful things you can find on her Etsy shop she also shares her knowledge on an eBook – ‘Botanical Colour at your Fingertips’.… Read More How to extract dye from wild plants, garden herbs, kitchen waste, as well as fruit and vegetables & more!
Nancy Shafee never can throw anything away! She has been collecting fabrics since she was about twelve years old and now makes ‘memory baskets’ for people from their own hoarded fabrics, no-longer-worn clothing or saved children’s dresses, so they have a useful item that still holds all the memories and saves their favourite fabrics at… Read More Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes Guest Post by Nancy Shafee
I thought it would be a good idea to put together a few eco print works to really showcase the variety of techniques that fall under this type of textile art. This variety occurs for different reasons. Each individual artist, for example, is always experimenting and constantly creates new recipes. Eco print artists use different… Read More Artists, Textiles & Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One)
Experimenting, Learning & Creating with Downy Oak, Helichrysum and Maple in a Madder Dye You learn a lot when you take a natural fabric printing course; you learn how to recognise and catalogue plants, you acquire the techniques used for printing, and learn how to select plant materials according to what results it should produce on… Read More Natural Impressions on Textile
As with most of my embroideries, this piece was inspired by both Game of Thrones & the extraordinary work of Michele Carragher whose work takes my breath away and I hold in great reverence. Her work is genius – my absolute favourite. I wanted to focus on Daenerys union with Khal Drogo as I haven’t seen one… Read More Targaryen/Drogo Raised Embroidery Created with 95% Recycled Materials By Eco Alkhemy
Throughout our lives, fabric, cloth, textiles and fashion dominate. We use clothes to cover ourselves, to express our personality and identity, along with it being a vital part of our comfort and sense of belonging. This is why it is important we understand fabrics, what they are made of, what they are dyed with, and… Read More Experimenting With Natural Dyes in Fashion Textile