Turners Hill TV Transmitter

The Embroiderers’ Guild West Midlands Regional Day competition this year is Within 1000 Footsteps, drawing inspiration from the local area. I live within walking distance of Turners Hill, near Dudley, which many Black Country folk will know because of its distinctive TV transmitter:

 

I cut a stencil mask of it, and a couple of stamps (both positive and negative) of the daisies which cover the nearby Darbys Hill in summer.

  
First I printed in my sketchbook, using the mask to print both negative images as normal, and positive ones, by rolling firmly over it onto other pages once it had paint on it.

   
    
 
I then went on to printing on fabric:

   
 
I worked into the sketchbook pages with gelatos, getting to know the colours better:

   
    
 
I also over dyed the background for this, my competition entry:

  
Sadly, when pressing it, I scorched it:

  
Gelatos to the rescue! They are opaque, so covered the scorch well:

  
I’m now working on adding hand stitching to the flowers, so I’ll share progress soon.

My WordPress app kept crashing whenever I added pictures to a blog post, but that seems to be fixed now, so hopefully I can get back to blogging more regularly.

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