Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…

Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…

Kim's Hot Textiles - Zapping the layers of Tyvek and polyester organza with a heat gun.

Kim's Hot Textiles - Zapping the layers of Tyvek and polyester organza with a heat gun.

Beautiful embroidery. Nava Lubelski. Rejects usefulness and embraces destruction, repair, defects. Works with painting and embroidery to create moody, decorative pieces.

Beautiful embroidery. Nava Lubelski. Rejects usefulness and embraces destruction, repair, defects. Works with painting and embroidery to create moody, decorative pieces.

Rust | さび | Rouille | ржавчина | Ruggine | Herrumbre | Chip | Decay | Metal | Corrosion | Tarnish | Texture | Colors | Contrast | Patina | Decay |

Rust | さび | Rouille | ржавчина | Ruggine | Herrumbre | Chip | Decay | Metal | Corrosion | Tarnish | Texture | Colors | Contrast | Patina | Decay |

Inspiration – Autumn/Winter 2013 – Dark Burnouts and Distressed Tapestry

Inspiration - Autumn/Winter 2013 - Dark Burnouts and Distressed Tapestry

Inspiration – Autumn/Winter 2013 – Dark Burnouts and Distressed Tapestry

NCEA scholarship sketchbook - textures and media experimentation

Tips for producing an amazing GCSE or A Level Art sketchbook

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