We are all finding ways to amuse ourselves during this crazy time and perhaps also avoid doing housework. element15 members are no exception:
Marie has been finding inspiration in the TextileArtist.org Community Stitch Challenge. She used some pieces of fabric she had dyed using flour paste to make this beautiful cube, inspired by the work of textile artist, Richard McVetis.
Elaine may have been making too many face masks! Her obsession has led her to make a felt mask that looks remarkably like her dog, Milly!
I hope Elaine isn’t planning on wearing it! Here are some of the other, more practical, face masks she has made, in a beautiful array of luxurious fabrics. Well done Elaine.
Eimear seems to be a bit obsessed with loo rolls. Besides buying blue toilet paper because there was nothing more suitable in the shop, she is now working on a blue textile roll! Taking inspiration from a tutorial on YouTube by Anne Brooke, textile artist, Eimear is using scraps and hand stitch to work on this soothing exercise. The fact that it can be achieved without taking out the sewing machine (and whilst watching the TV) is a bonus. I am not sure it will take her mind off the blue toilet roll though!
Catherine Dowling is branching out (excuse the pun!) into stitch work and applique on some dyed fabric from the recent dying session.