Patches!

Here is a selection of the fantastic, unique and creative patches we’ve had in for The Patch Project  – thanks to all those who’ve contributed.  We hope they inspire you to try something new – we promised you it was something everyone could do! 
 
If you’ve made a patch but not submitted it yet – don’t worry – you can send it in to us this week or bring it in in person to our offices – Leisure & Culture, City of York Council, 18 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8ZD.
 
If you’ve made a patch and would like it to feature in our gallery, drop us an email with a photo attached – adult.education@york.gov.uk.

 

Colourful mixed media patch

Colourful mixed media patch

Classic hexagon patch

Classic hexagon patch

Leaf design with Ladybird

Leaf design with Ladybird

 
Butterfly Patch

Butterfly Patch

Bumble Bee Patch

Bumble Bee Patch

Our first crochet square!

Our first crochet square!

 
...and our first knitted patch too!

...and our first knitted patch too!

 
Tweet tweet!  Developing an existing pattern with embroidery and buttons

Tweet tweet! Developing an existing pattern with embroidery and buttons

 
Contrasting textures and fabrics add to the appeal of this patch

Contrasting textures and fabrics add to the appeal of this patch

 
Use of glitter gives these watercolour flowers an almost tropical feel

Use of glitter gives these watercolour flowers an almost tropical feel

 
Thinking about a loved one who had recently been posted abroad

Thinking about a loved one who had recently been posted abroad

 
Beach scene, mixed media

Beach scene, mixed media

 
Blue floral fabrics with applique flower & covered button

Blue floral fabrics with applique flower & covered button

 
Crazy patchwork

Crazy patchwork

 
Mixed media with a cherry on the top!

Mixed media with a cherry on the top!

 
Traditional cottons, beautifully patchworked

Traditional cottons, beautifully patchworked

Image maker and mixed crafts
Image maker and mixed crafts

 

Lino print cupcake with embellishments

Lino print cupcake with embellishments

 
Sparkly applique butterfly

Sparkly applique butterfly

 
Patriotism at its craftiest!

Patriotism at its craftiest!

 
Another from TEE Venture - crochet sequins and buttons, lovely!

Another from TEE Venture - crochet sequins and buttons, lovely!

from a project with TEE Venture

from a project with TEE Venture

So pretty!  Great use of clashing colours

So pretty! Great use of clashing colours

Nice crafty take on a familiar image and phrase

Beads from a broken braclet add texture to vivid fabric

Beads from a broken braclet add texture to vivid fabric

Paints, glue and beads lend drama to a floral fabric

Paints, glue and beads lend drama to a floral fabric

Close up of a paisley patch highlights the silver thread running across the fabric

Decorations left over from a wedding make this patch especially touching

Cris-crossed patterned ribbons in cool colours

Woof woof! A Watercolour dog enjoying a play in jewelled flowers!

Crazy quilted patchwork joined together using a variety of decorative machine stitches

7 responses to “Patches!

  1. I love the CND – make crafts not war…….
    pure genius.

  2. Agree – I genuinely feel that more bunting, knitting groups and the sharing of homemade afternoon tea could solve some of the problems of the world! Probably not all of them, but definitely some of them.

  3. Such an inspiring way to involve members of the community. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

  4. Ah so pretty…love the cup cake – but just adore the flag!

  5. They’re so lovely – I can’t wait to see them all together in the large quilt. Mine will be on it’s way with others from Our Celebration. Our craft group has been making them. It’s my first try at quilting so it’s unconventional!

  6. Yay – Some of the Our Celebration patches are up! Big hugs to all at Inspiration York. It’s a fantastic project that I have felt privileged to contribute to. It’s given me a sewing bug 🙂 It was great to see all the amazing creations in the exhibition at the weekend too. You guys rock! 😉

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