Wendy began her career in the fashion industry as a designer, pattern cutter and tutor before developing an interest in broader textile related subjects. She is now a teacher of textile art and regularly exhibits her work.
For these purple flowers, Wendy printed a sheet of petal shapes to use as a template. She then took a small piece of Zeelon Medium and fitted it into an embroidery hoop, before painting the Zeelon with watercolours and leaving it to dry. By placing the painted Zeelon over the paper template of petals, Wendy was able to cut out several shapes with a craft soldering iron, using the pattern beneath as a cutting guide. To add extra texture, the soldering iron was dabbed on to the petals to form small holes.
This canvas of green flowers was made in a
similar way to the purple flowers above. The
petals were painted in various shades of
green and allowed to dry and then painted
with small dabs of purple. The flowers were
then used to adorn a small canvas as a wall
piece, by placing the petals in a symmetrical
pattern and securing them to the canvas with
small blobs of silicone glue , (although they
could also be attached with small stitches and
beads if preferred). Green flower template.
We hope to be featuring more of Wendy’s work, during the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can see the full range of our fabrics by visiting our online shop.