Project 3 – stage 5 – Coloured stitches

A deep breath was taken before this section of the project. I tried so hard not to get carried away and do too much stitching but yet again I did lots! I really need to start controlling myself as I end up getting caught up doing this and run out of time for other things which is not really much good in a time management way!

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I found that using just two primary colours against a dark background caused some interesting effects:

  • The more colour showing, the brighter the colour. They seem to stand out and ‘zing’ more.
  • The blue had a tendency to want to ‘sink’ back into the black but the yellow really stood out against it.
  • In places – where there was more or less an equal mix of blue and yellow you could just see a slightly green hue.



About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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