Gillsew Embroidery Supplies


I am interested in showing work produced using materials you have purchased from me.

It is a pleasure to see how products can be used with imagination and skill.

This is student Leanne Taylor showing off some of her work for the UAL Art Foundation Final Major Project, recently completed. She bought some of my Indian blocks which fitted in with her theme representing African Adinkra symbols.

Leanne is studying Costume and Performance design at Arts University, Bournemouth.

Leanne's African deigned project Leanne's African deigned project
Leanne's African deigned project Leanne's African deigned project

Soluble Fabrics

This embroidery by Pauline Bradbury, a member of the West Country embroiders, was the first time she had used soluble fabrics and unusually, hand stitching rather than machine embroidery was used.

Pauline used the Washaway adhesive fabric as a base, covered with the Madeira soluble, stitched into and dissolved.

1. Background embroidery on Aida

step 1 of Pauline's soluble embroidery

2. Hand embroidery on Washaway Fabric background

step 2 of Pauline's soluble embroidery

3. The dissolved stitching applied to Aida

step 3 of Pauline's soluble embroidery

If you have ideas of any products you would like to try out with my help, please contact me to discuss the possibilities.

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