Saturday, 22 November 2014

An inspiration to stitch with Maryke Phillips

We had a brilliant workshops today with Maryke Phillips. Despite some difficulties at the beginning of the day it turned out to be a lovely day where we learnt lots of new things, handled some of Maryke's gorgoeus fabric books  and had lots of opportunity for some retail therapy - fabrics,beads, threads!!!!

Maryke introducing the day surrounded by her beautiful books





We diligently took notes as we were told what to do.

We layered scrim onto batik fabric and then stamped and did rubbings with wax crayons on textures plates 

more example of books


Everybody got started . Layering up the fabric and wadding

Then stamping their fabrics





more beautiful pages of Maryke's books






Then we were introduced to a brilliant way of embellishing silk velvet with moulding mats and wooden stamps.

excited faces!! witnessing the 'silk velvet effect'


Stunning!!

work in progress



our beautiful silk velvet


MAryke demonstrating 'shisha mirrors'

More work in progress





Elaine practising her 'shisha'



We all went home tired but with plenty of work to be getting on with . Maryke showed us how to put our 'books' together when we eventually complete them. We all still need to  stitch our pages and embellish them with pockets, folders, beads, appliqued pieces,  shapes and words.
Thank you Maryke for a lovely workshop. 

1 comment:

jude26 said...

Couldn't be there sadly, but what a lovely workshop :)