Sunday, August 28, 2011
I love it!
What potential!, it needs over printing and work and stitch and beads and stuff, but it is a fine start and I doing an teeny tiny happy hop.
I have been reading Leslie Morgan's 'Tray Dyeing' book and if Leslie can tray dye her fabric three times, then I am not dispondent about my limp dyed cloth fiasco. It can go back in the soda bath and then back into the tray.
Posted by Wendy at 7:40 pm
I have the most insipid pile of wishy washy nothing cotton I have ever seen. Most of it is soaking in the soda bucket ready to over dye. Or do I strip the colour out and start fresh? My impatience is my downfall.
Posted by Wendy at 1:48 pm
Monday, August 22, 2011
Just playing around with the one cut out heart and a piece of tracing paper, I have a nice selection of abstract shapes, some have already been cut into stamps using cheap erasers.
Posted by Wendy at 9:11 pm
Sunday, August 14, 2011
It was very crowded around the competition entries so I shopped for a while. Oliver Twist perle threads for a special project, then some sari ribbon and hand dyed wool felt. I also bought procion dye robin egg blue from Ario because I have struggled to mix duck egg blue at home. I have no idea if robins eggs are the same colour as ducks!
I calmed down then and fought my way to the quilts. I looked at the contemporary and the Art quilts, then decided I needed a rest. Lunch and a cup of tea and then I set off to find the 'virtual studio'.
I did eventually reluctantly leave the virtual studio, but succumbed to the 'making your mark' book and dvd. I also bought one thermofax screen.
I wandered through the exhibitions, drooled at the quilts, then bought a huge cinnamon bun to eat on the coach going home. I had a lovely day, met lovely people, some old friends and some I 'know' via the internet. One day is not long enough to see all the quilts, watch the demonstrations and shop. Next year I think I will book a hotel and stay over.
Today I got an email saying I had won some fabric in a prize draw - Happy dancing all round then.
Posted by Wendy at 9:44 pm
This one is by Dorita Smith, Burgess Hill, and is titled 'Wonky log cabin'. Made from Kola Nut and Indigo dyed fabrics.
Indigo dyed, free machine embroidery, free machine quilting, hand stitch, machine applique, indigo dyed. Quilt as you go.
Cottin, paper, stamps, voile.
Hand dyed Indigo batik on calico.
Piecing, appliques, fabric manipulations and machine quilting using hand dyed fabrics.
Wholecloth painting application of wool. Free motion quilting on a normal sewing machine.
Would you take a look at the quilting on this??? Oh my....
Posted by Wendy at 1:40 pm
I saw this huge piece of work from a distance and had to get to it. So, knocking a few people over in my haste, I barrelled over. Oh my - it was as good close up as from a distance and it sang to me. I asked permission to take a photo and it was granted, so I did. Then I asked if I could take a pic of Regina's conference badge and she kindly posed. I said "no, I only want a pic of your badge". Talk about blunt Northerner. Regina was gracious but she did have a strange look on her face. I explained that I wanted the pic so that I would know whose work it was so that I could look her up on-line later. I think I was forgiven but was perhaps written off as one of those stange English eccentrics ;)
I could have stood and drooled over these all day. Regina is lovely and her companion was very charming. She has some more amazing photos on her web site too
Posted by Wendy at 12:55 pm
Monday, August 01, 2011
The Challenge is to find one magazine and make one collage a day using only images/text from that magazine and glue. Keep going for as long as you can but our challenge is to make 7.
I find pristine blank white paper a bit scary so this time we have added an extra - make a coloured background to use.
The intention is not to make great works of art, just to make sketchbooky collages to use as inspiration in the future.
Posted by Wendy at 9:53 pm