Just to Make you Smile - Gillian Travis
Machine quilting, using printed cottons, wire and felt. A quilters take on Van Gogh's Iris and Sunflowers. This looked such fun and yes it did make me smile!!
This is an original design by Philippa - it is machine and hand pieced, free motion quilted and decorated with a contrast piping. 100% cotton, sateen and gingham. Silk organza and cotton organdie linings. Philippa took her inspiration from couture ball gowns of the 1950's in terms of the design and fine sewing techniques. I was so thrilled to see this dress and jacket - as when I stayed in Yorkshire in May and did a residential course with Philippa we spent an evening at her home and saw this dress in the making - it looked stunning in pieces and even more spectacular in real life!
Dyeing, painting, machine embroidery and quilting, garment design and assembly. My friend Helen made this beautiful jacket for her City and Guilds diploma - the inspiration came from the Ginko leaves from her garden. Helen it is really lovely!!