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This fabric gallery includes fanciful tea cosies, unusual fabric sculptures, a luxurious, yet useful needle case and some exquisite evening bags that add an exclusive touch to your evening wear.

With fabric paints, almost any desired effect can be achieved, from simple and bright, to delicate and detailed. Beads and embroidery give added visual and tactile appeal. A brilliantly coloured shawl compliments the feisty nature of belly/earth dances and the exotic bags are large enough to carry dance gear.

We often combine polymer clay with our fabric work to achieve a special touch and have a workshop designed specifically for those fabric workers interested in making their own 'special decorative 'bits and pieces'. A new door opens when you discover what you can do with this phenomenal clay.

Fabric paints open another new door, there is no end to the possibilities! These are two of our favourite workshops. Fabric workers design service. We will design certain individual needlework projects for you. and discuss your ideas.


Tea Cosies (Click on tea cosies to see larger images)
Mossy Bank Tea Cosy Mossy Bank Tea Cosy John Howard Tea Cosy John Howard Tea Cosy
'Mossy Bank'
Current World Champion Tea Cosy 2006
People's Choice Tea Cosy 2006
(left) Front of tea cosy - John Howard
(right) Back of tea cosy - Bush, Cheyney, Rumsfeld.

Black Hen Tea Cosy Black Hen Tea Cosy Rainbow Tea Cosy Rainbow Tea Cosy
'Black Hen'
Winner of the novelty section of the
World Tea Cosy Championships 2006.
'Rainbow'
(left) Front       (right) Back

Mr and Mrs T Brewing Tea Cosy Mr and Mrs T Brewing Tea Cosy
Dumpy Duchess Tea Cosy
Newspaper Tea Cosy
'Mr. and Mrs. T. Brewing'
Back - Mr T. Brewing       Front - Mrs T. Brewing
'Dumpy Duchess'
Shared Section Winner 2006.
'Newspaper'

Mouse Tea Cosy
Mouse Tea Cosy - Face
Mouse Tea Cosy - Rear
Mouse Tea Cosy
Mouse - face
Mouse - rear

Notes on the ‘Mossy Bank’ World Champion Tea Cosy. – from Penny Eamer

When possible and/or practical, I prefer to start with white or natural materials. I like to colour my own materials in order to get the exact shade and tone that I require. The base for this work was painted calico. Other fabrics include, panty hose (for the Leprechaun's face, hands and feet), knitted cotton fabric, crushed velvets, assorted thrift shop fabrics, embroidery thread, wire, ribbon and crochet cotton.

The wired roots went in first to establish the layout, next rocks were placed, then the major moss cushions . From that point on it was very much a case of 'decide as I go'. Frogs are superb creatures to sculpt in fabric, enabling a variety of positions and degrees of difficulty. With the exception of the leaves and small seams on the leprechaun's outfit, the sewing was all done entirely by hand.

I usually work with larger 3D fabric sculptures than those found in this work. The irony is, I never drink tea, in fact I don't even own a teapot!

I have been asked many times, how long 'Mossy Bank' took to make. It is not a question I can answer, as I worked on it intermittently over a period of some months and I never count time spent on projects as being important. Time ceases to exist when I am involved in creative pursuits.

I run workshops in the above methods.



Fabric Needle Book

Handpainted, beaded and embroided. Pages embroided with type of needle (optional). Scissors and assorted sewing tools in back cover (optional). Designed to suit your requirements. When ordering, request colour choice, size, etc. Fitted or empty. Made to Order. P.O.A.
 
Needlecase front Needlecase front
Needlecase top Needlecase top
Inside back cover Inside back cover
Inside front cover Inside front cover
Needlecase close-up Needlecase close-up



Fabric General
Dandelions
Dandelions - 3D painting, applique
and embroidery.
Oriental Bird Design
Oriental Bird Design - Hand painted, hand quilted and embroided.
Hip Shawl for Belly Dancers
Hip Shawl - for Belly Dancers.
Made from ribbons.
Experimental fabric piece
Experimental
fabric piece

Ocean - B&W
Ocean - B&W
Bee Story -
A 5 Panel work >
Panel 2
Panel 2
Panel 3
Panel 3
Panel 4
Panel 4



Fabric Painting
This section includes Mr & Mrs T Brewing and Rainbow Tea Cosies and the Needle Book.
Gold bag
Beaded/Embroided bag
Hand painted, quilted and embroided evening bag.
Hand painted, beaded and embroided evening bag.

Mr T Brewing Mrs T Brewing
Oriental Bird Design
Hand painted sculptures.
Hand painted, hand quilted and embroided.

Beladi carrybag
Beladi carrybag
Beladi carrybag
Beladi carrybag
Appliqué and padded and hand painted faces - on belly dance carry/shoulder bags.

Carrybag
Poppy bag
Flower bag
Simple Stencils and embroidery on these bright bags.



Fabric Sculpture
This section includes the sculpture of a life size, fat, black hen with beautiful glossy eyes, and can be made as a tea cosy or as a purely decorative sculpture. Chicken Kits will be available in the future, so stay tuned!

Also included here is the John Howard, Mr & Mrs T Brewing and the Mouse Tea Cosies and the 3D Painting Dandelions, in the Fabric General section.
Black Chicken
John Howard
Mr T Brewing
Mouse
Dandelions
Black Hen
John Howard
Mr T Brewing
Mouse
Dandelions

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