Three Things; Works in Progress – Rusted Stitched Panels

Sue Barnes rusted stitched panels

Wednesdays are ‘Works in Progress” here on the Three Things blog and today we interrupt Sue making some wonderful stitched panels.

Rusted stitched panel in progress

This piece is being worked on, Sue is using natural fabrics that she has dyed and stained using natural materials and rust.

Sue Barnes rusted stitched panel in blue and rust

The beautiful blue colour here is made when using tea as a mordant in the dye process. Sue has added contact prints with rusty nuts lying directly on the fabric.

Sue Barnes muted rust stitched panel

This panel is more muted in tone. Sue works appliqué and hand embroidery into the panels to produce the finished piece.

If you fancy having a go yourself, Sue leads the Explore, Design, Stitch workshops here at Shore Cottage Studio.