My name is Phillippa and I am a practising textile artist here in England. After finishing my degree in embroidered textiles in 2006 in which I spent much of the time working with recycled ...
My name is Phillippa and I am a practising textile artist here in England. After finishing my degree in embroidered textiles in 2006 in which I spent much of the time working with recycled materials and fusing them with tradition embroidery stitches. I then went on to create my first DVD entitled Free Machine Embroidery for the Complete Beginner. This shows you how to free machine embroider on a basic sewing machine. I work part-time for a large department store John Lewis, in the textile department in which I give craft and sewing machine demonstrations. Now that I have finished filming I have got quite a taste for it and hope to design some short You Tube (how too) films with the view of creating my own patterns. Life is one great learning curve.
These charming summer flowers are ideal to use all those left over scraps of fabric. I believe that textiles should be a wearable art form and with these little creations you'll be able to personlize your wardrobe and give it that summer time feel. I give a number of ideas on how to embellish the centres which creates a unique and different look. You could enlarge and reduce the size and add one layer of petals to another, the possibilities are endless.