We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!
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Sunday, 29 May 2016

In Betweeners - Leaves and Furrows

Members have been busy again this month, finishing Playday pieces and also ploughing their own furrows (sorry...).

Firstly, Abi has completed the piece that she started at the Sue Spargo Playday a few months ago. She has backed it with an off-cut of herringbone tweed and has finished the edges in unusual corduroy bias binding. 

Jo, meanwhile, has been learning a new skill. 
This technique, which she has used to decorate a petite fabric bag, is called furrowing. 
I was unsure what furrowing was so I asked Jo to explain it. 
She told me that you start with two pieces of fabric, the top being about twice the size of the base. The top fabric is then attached to the base fabric with random stab stitches, making lost of little hills with furrows in between. 

The pictures above and below show a piece of felt 
at different stages of the process. 

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