Welcome to Fibredance

A Gallery of Textile Art by Carol Coleman

Putting the finishing touches to the 'Dire Wolf Crest', my contribution to the 'Hardhome Embroidery', created for HBO Game of Thrones.  This huge embroidery was designed and produced by the Embroiderers' Guild with other organisations.

Visit www.embroiderersguild for more information and venues where you may find it exhibited.

Dire Wolf Crest

Free-machine embroidery with leather and beads.  Diameter approx 12 cms.

Workshops

If you are interested in free-machine embroidery workshops in my studio in Wigginton, near York please email for full details.  Cost is usually £35 full day; does not include materials, but some available to buy if required.  Class size is usually limited to 5 students, but can run with just 2.  Levels from beginner to advanced.

Please email carol@fibredance to book a place.  Requirements will be sent out once booked.

  1. Introduction to Free-machine Embroidery.         Tuesday 16th October 2018

For complete beginners and those who have tried unsuccessfully to get their machine to free-machine embroider.  A basic introduction and practice with your own machine followed by making a brooch using dissolving film.

 

  1. Cord Vessels & Motifs.                                         Wednesday 17th October 2018

All ability levels.  Making cords on the sewing machine, using dissolving film to produce motifs, braids and vessels.

 

  1. Set in Stone.                                                               Saturday 27th October 2018

Intermediate and advanced.  Setting a gem or stone that is not a bead into fabric – may be made into jewellery or other embellishment and will probably need to be finished at home.

 

If you would like to participate in any of these workshops, please send in your name, address and telephone number and I will book you in and email a requirements list.

 

Further dates can be arranged if you would like to book a specific workshop with friends.

 

 

Scarborough Rock V

Scarborough Rock V.  Fabric collage with couched cords and free-machine embroidery.  A2 in size.

Glimpse of Yorkshire

Mosaic meets stained glass window.  The top section of a tall piece using dyed silk and cotton, bonded and sliced to resemble mosaices and assembled to give the effect of stained glass.

 

My work can be seen at the following places or events:

10th & 11th November 2018

York Textile Artists Inaugural Exhibition at the Cemetery Chapel, York.  Local textile artists showing 2D and 3D work in a variety of techniques.  Individually made poppies for sale in support of the military charities The Royal British Legion and SSAFA.  Free entry, free parking, disabled access.  Refreshments by O' Crumbs.

 

7th - 10th March 2019.

Creative Craft Show.  SECC, Glasgow

Demonstrating free-machine embroidery and exhibiting from my stand.

 

6th - 7th & 13th -14th April 2019

York Open Studios

 

Email carol@fibredance.co.uk to arrange a visit to my studio in Wigginton near York.

Tree Bark

Free-machine embroidery of tree bark, about A4 in size.  Taken from a photograph of a tree in Moorlands Nature Reserve, Wigginton.

Earth Beauty IV

 

 

Free-machine embroidery of an interesting rock.

Slice of the Past II

 

 

Applique, hand and free-machine embroidery, quilted and sprinkled with chips of Peridot, Citrine and Rock crystal.  Private Collection.

Fibredancing: Brooches, Bracelets, Rings & Things.

Fibredancing

 

Available only from the author.

 

Soft cover, 32 colour pages showing how to start making free-machine embroidered jewellery.  £9.50, post-free in the UK.  Email me to order - carol@fibredance.co.uk

 

Cliffhanger

 

 

Large free-machine embroidery of part of the sea wall in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Original is for sale.

 

High quality Giclee prints available from the artist.

Luxor

 

 

 

Free-machine embroidery inspired by The Luxor in Las Vegas.

Private Collection.

Slice of the Past III

 

 

Free-machine embroidery.  Exhibited at the Ferens Open 2017.

Private Collection.

House of Treasures

 

 

Free-machine embroidery inspired by The Treasure House in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

 

 

 

Small vessel with hand made decorative bead.

Contact me:

carol@fibredance.co.uk

 

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