Unless stated otherwise my courses all take place at The Hearth in Horsley, Northumberland. This small rural arts centre has studios for 9 resident artists and I hire a nice big room to teach in with...
Seedpods 6, Garden Silhouette
Drawing with thread. Expanding my umbelliform/seedpod series. The late fall and winter offer many shades of green around Vancouver. Deep in the forest, or out in the gardens, there are evergreen trees and shrubs, as well as grass, and moss. I use plenty of green in my work. I find it very soothing to work with. As often as I can, I make use of small scraps and pieces of fabric given to me by quilters. I like this gentle approach to art making. 8" x 10" 17" x 21" framed…
8" x 10" 17" x 21" framed The background is made of over one hundred pieces of fabric. I machine stitched them to the cotton canvas with free-motion embroidery. The star shapes are meant to be a pattern of floating seeds. The silhouettes are mainly machine stitched, but the tips are hand embroidered with tiny French knots with a single thread of floss. There are small gold stitches scattered around the background, but they don't really show here. You have to see the piece in front…
I painted the background in a similar way as the Meadowsweet piece. I just added some diluted jacquard textile paint to blend the background a bit more. I applied the paint with a wet stencil brush and 'pounced' the colour onto the fabric. 5” x 6 ½" 12.5 x 16.5 cm 12" x 15" framed 30.5 x 38.5 cm framed SOLD www.chursinoff.com/kirsten/
Fennel Blossoms 5
There's just something magical about yellow and purple. I enjoy making the backgrounds and then adding the yellow blossoms. 3” x 4 ¼” 9" x 11" framed SOLD
Stitched Collage Workshop
Stitched Collage workshop See dates and availability page. Cost £40 per person If you would like to keep up to date with my courses pl...
Rose Hips and Umbels
8" x 10" 17" x 21" framed Umbel silhouettes with rose hips. This piece was displayed at the Circle Craft Christmas Market at the new Vancouver Convention Centre, West. 2010, and Crafthouse Granville Island 2013. SOLD Machine and hand embroidery, couching, appliqué, some metallic threads. www.chursinoff.com/kirsten/