Steph is an artist with a long career in ceramics, who moved into textiles about nine years ago, and is now a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. She brought along examples of her finished work, and her design process, and took us through creating pattern from inspirational images.
|One of Steph's finished pieces, using repeated leaf shapes|
|One of Steph's design boards|
We layered fabrics and assembled our designs, then started adding simple stitch to bring the elements together.
|Hard at work adding stitch!|
|Anne H started with an image of a hinge, and ended up with this very lively piece.|
|Linda's Lovely Dancing Mushrooms|
|Jane's piece, inspired by pebbles|
One of our members, Angie, really enjoyed herself, and said this about the day: "Lovely one day workshop with Stephanie, such an inspiring and gifted artist, got us all off to a great start on new individual projects inspired by simple shapes and pattern. Really enjoyed myself and the company, and look forward to seeing everyone's pieces when finished."
Steph also had a good time - she wrote about her experience on her blog. Have you been inspired by pattern and created any embroidery? If so, feel free to leave us a comment, either here, or on our Facebook page.