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. Beautiful, and so imaginative!

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

  4. 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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