our craftmakers . applique . embroidery . lace
Chris Molesworth . cross stitch embroidery
I was introduced to cross-stitch in the late 1970's with a visit to the Danish Handcraft Guild in Sydney. The effect of the wonderfully detailed and realistic pictures has always fascinated me.
Over the years, the introduction of different types of threads, including metallic and blended cottons, as well as beadwork, the addition of buttons and charms and the inclusion of various enhancing embroidery stitches has made cross-stitching more enjoyable as well as more of a challenge. The satisfaction for me is to finish a piece of work and to create a piece of art on linen.
I enjoy stitching a wide variety of ideas, items and designs, large and small, including Australian themes; wildflowers, birds and animals work well in cross-stitch. I use Danish Flower thread and DMC stranded cotton on 12 count linen. I am always looking for new ideas that result in a piece that is quite detailed, to suit my fine work
Neelam Singhal - textile surface design
Colour, texture and natural fabrics have been my passion for creating designs. The magical chemistry between fabrics and the different dyes is full of mystery, during the process, leading to delightful surprises of designs!
Shibori is an ancient Japanese process of fabric designing. It can be done with dyes, natural dyes or discharged and dyed. Only limited by one’s imagination! I enjoy making scarves, jackets, tabards, textile jewellery and table runners. The design acts as my guide for embellishing the item of creativity with hand embroidery, painting or printing.