A group of lovely ladies came to my free-motion machine embroidery course at OliVen (www.oliven.co.uk), Ryde, Isle of Wight this week and made these fantastic seaside inspired applique cushions. I love their designs – all so different, and all so bright, cheerful and proper seaside-y! During the day we looked at the many ways textile artists ‘draw’ with their sewing machines, then I led them through the joys of free-machining, the design process, stitching their designs onto some lovely blue ticking and then making their cushion covers. Thank you ladies – it was a fab day and you were all brilliant!
There will be another course at OliVen in August and more during the autumn in my studio. Contact me for details.