Thursday, 12 June 2014

Battersea Power Station

Over at &Stitches there has been a swap going on. The theme was places and I was assigned a lovely partner who makes the most awesome things. After much ummming and ahhhhing I decided to make an embroidery of a British landmark- Battersea Power Station but given a bit of a twist. I have stitched it as a silhouette filled in with fossils for no other reason than 'fossil fuels'. Now I know that these fossils probably aren't the type commonly found in coal (a quick google suggests coal has mainly fossilized ferns) but I chose ones I liked and thought would look good. The main part is using silks but I switched to white embroidery floss for the famous white chimneys. When I first finished it I wasn't all that sure whether I liked it but looking at it now I think it was quite successful. 
I had to send it a bit crumpled because the purple fabric pen was taking a long time to fade out - you can see it round the chimneys above, and I didn't want to risk 'setting' it with a hot iron (I have know idea whether it would does anyone know?). Hopefully my partner won't mind a few wrinkles

I'll be back soon to share what I received from my partner.


  1. This is gorgeous, I love it! Swaps are so much fun, I can't wait to see what you got!

  2. That is an amazing piece! Cx

  3. Beautiful, and so imaginative!

  4. That is just amazing... totally in love with all the fossils, and what a fantastic idea!

  5. This is really beautiful. I love the colours and the fossil fuel idea! (The repeating fossils would make a gorgeous fabric pattern). Very inspired and beautifully executed. I like this piece a lot!


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