Rekindle the Passion

Unfortunately over the last couple of weeks I have struggled with my balance; as I have been unable to get around very much I have had time to rekindle my passion for textile art.  I have so many beautiful threads and fabrics that the first problem I have had to overcome is what to choose? I am not going to lie this did take me a couple of days 🙂

My favourite techniques are hand embroidery, free machine embroidery, layering fabrics and adding textures so I have initially concentrated on using these.

Yesterday was a struggle for me with regards to moving around so I sat myself down with a few scraps of organza and tulle, my hand dyed embroidery threads, a few beads and a piece of woven Jacquard cotton.  A couple of hours later I was relaxed and pleased with the end result.

Hand embroidery on Jacquard cotton
Hand embroidery on Jacquard cotton
Close up of couched boucle and French knots
Close up of couched boucle and French knots


I have used some of my favourite colours and stitches including French knots, couched boucle yarn and straight stitch.









Hand embroidered flowers
Hand embroidered flowers


I have started some layering and free machine embroidery so hopefully there will be a new post in the very near future ……

3 thoughts on “Rekindle the Passion”

  1. Hello Kathryn

    I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t been well recently, and hope that you make a full and speedy recovery.

    The embroidery that you’ve done during your illness is really beautiful, and does you proud.

    Take care!

    Best wishes

    Hazel x

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