I recently bought a Janome embellisher and signed up for a course with Dale Rollerson through the Thread Studio. I haven't had as much time to work on the course as I would have liked but I've finally finished Lessons 1 & 2.
This is my challenge piece for Lesson 1:
And this is my Lesson 2 challenge piece. It is a representation of scribbly bark. I would like to hand or machine embroider the 'scribbles' onto it but that will have to wait.
I am exploring ways to alter fabric and to produce individual pieces of a high quality. I am currently experimenting with mixed media and I also enjoy working with more familiar materials and techniques. I hope to eventually develop my own style - my own visual language.