Janet Edmonds

Embroiderer, Tutor, Author


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Old and New – exhibition at Open Door, Berkhamstead

I am showing three pieces of work in the Open door textile exhibition that runs from 20th January to 16th February 2020

Hiding Places – a series of frames within frames using mixed media.

 

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Detail from ‘Trapped’ cotton fabric and hand stitching.

‘Graffiti’  machine embroidery, from a design developed from a broken window


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Update on large scale piece

Work is progressing on the large scale piece. I have made fabric for the central area and appliqued shapes within it. I have done a lot of stitching within this area and now filling in some gaps to adjust colour.

I have added leaves to the sides, These also have a great deal of stitching on them. Each one took about 5/6 hours.

I have completed the top band with flowers and have worked out the border around the central section. This will have a 17 century verse stitch on it but I haven’t stitched that yet.

A simple pattern of small squares will divide the four quarters. I have made this ready but it will be placed over any seaming that will be done as I join the outside bands.

I have been stitching every day since I finished the design as I am concerned that I will run out of time to complete. 

 

Thread stand

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I have just started using this thread stand designed by my product designer son, Ben. It is a vastly superior stand to the one I had previously which was not heavy enough and kept falling apart.
It sits behind my machine and keeps the thread just where I want it, it has weight to it and it looks very stylish and does the job perfectly. I use cones of thread a lot so it is an excellent addition to my sewing kit. Thanks a lot Ben, it works a treat!