Pauline Easby

Pauline Easby

Monday, 5 May 2014

Sunday, 23 March 2014

silk tulle tambour embroidery

attempted sample using tulle. The design was not intentional to look phallic. But one day my working ideas might look as good as these

Saturday, 1 March 2014

practice makes it better eventually

Still a long way to go before I become anywhere near professional but I'm getting there.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

I thought it would be easy but its really hard to get the tension correct and the stitches the same size, but still hanging in there.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Thought I had it

I thought  chain stitch then beads was difficult but tried sequins this week and they are difficult probably because they are so small, then just as I thought I had the hang of it I decided to try the next stage advanced tambour, working on a thick fabric, felt!. Well lets just say the images say it all. Back to the drawing board.

I know this was not meant to happen but I do love the effect of the pearl beads on the left. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Tambour beading

I've enrolled for a new course Tambour beading which I love but still trying to pick up the skill. It looks so much easier than the reality, holes in fabric, bent hooks, split thread etc etc.
here are my first examples.

getting better but still along way to go

Compared to many of the other students on the course I  have a long way to go, but since when I have ever given up on a challenge. Onward and upward.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New addition to Dad's tie. I have used a different part of the design, but kept with the gold theme although it has no gold beading. I've  received excellent feedback, so much in fact that I have bought a few ties/ cummerbunds and bow ties to start embroidering and selling.

final ties after print and embroidery

tie with gold pigment print 

looks great with a black shirt!