Three Things; Rust in Action, Little Books of Inspiration and Textures of the Tideline

Rust in Action, Small Books of Inspiration and Textures of the Tideline

Today’s Three Things all come from Sue and her love of rust.

Sue Barnes wraps thread around a rusty object to transfer the rust to the thread

Here Sue is wrapping string around a rusty scaffolding pole that was washed up on the shore. The string is then nurtured over a period of time by dousing it in water to allow the rust to transfer and irregularly stain the string.

Small sketchbooks filled with inspiring words, photographs, illustrations and objects

Sue is currently preparing a library of small books of inspiration to support her Explore, Design & Stitch course. Each book is based on a single topic and includes illustrations, photographs, watercolours, quotes, found objects and more. For a sneak peak inside her ‘Pebbles’ book click here to visit her blog.

Richly textured embroidered panel influenced by textures of the tideline

A beautiful finished piece from Sue influenced by textures of the tideline and picking up the wonderful natural colours.