Fave Quote Courtesy of Dyan Reavley Art from the Heart

Don't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel........ Stride on down and light the bloomin thing yourself!!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Busy Week !

Good morning all. First of all thankyou to all the lovely messages of support both on here and on my facebook for my exciting news. I appreciate it sooo much.
Well I've been off line for a week....a fault with my internet :(  We really don't realise how much we rely on it until we don't have it!!
Although I've been off line I've had a really busy week. I've been catching up on some of my professional studies work.....8 weeks till hand in  eeeek ! Better get myself into 'computer' mode :)
 I thought I'd share something I made outside of uni today. It was an order for a birth sampler with a difference..... a cute teddy bear holding a plaque. My client was over the moon with it.

The finished article

A closer look at the 'flower' in her hair.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today. Enjoy your weekend  whatever you're  all up to. Hugz, Jayne xxx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Exciting News :)

Woohooo ! Just a quickie but I had to share. I've some really exciting news today...... Four pieces of my embroidery work has been selected to be exhibited in Paris next week at the Premier Vision trade show. For those of you that haven't heard of this it's a huge international trade show where companies from all over the go to purchase new designs for future collections, usually either for fashion or for interiors. Excited muchly !
I'll be back later to share some more of my work. Have a good day. Hugz, Jayne xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A Peek at my Embroidery module

Afternoon all. Thanx for the  lovely comments :)  I really appreciate your input. Today I want to share some of my embroidery module which, again, I did quite some time ago. As usual I started with a theme , did some drawing sets and then interpreted them in embroidery. The emphasis was on the 'drawn quality' and not my usual neat embroidery stitches!

One of my initial drawing sets.

Another drawing sheet.

Machine and hand embroidery.

Machine Embroidery. Appliqued rose in organza on a discharged background.

Hand embroidery Pleated organza dandelion head with couching and woven embroidered leaves.

Machine embroidery. Layered cut panel at the top.

Well that's the peek for today. Thanx for stopping by and I  hope you've enjoyed it. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugz, Jayne xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Blog makeover !!!

As many of you will already know I am, at present, in my final year of my BA(HONS) degree in textiles and surface design at Cleveland college of Art and Design in Hartlepool, County Durham. I'm loving every minute and would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to join me on my creative journey. I would really appreciate your thoughts on my work and the way I get there!
I will be posting some of my work from earlier on in my degree and this will lead on to what I'm up to week by week.
 The first work I'm going to share is from way back when we did an interiors module. We were all given 2 words we drew out of a hat and my words were haberdashery and vintage which was a stroke of luck as vintage is my fave!

This was one of my drawing sets.

My final wall covering design.

This is a snippet of a 3 metre black on cream hand screen printed interior fabric.
Hope you like today's insight into my work.
Have a good day. Hugz, Jayne  xxx