Friday, 19 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
This picture is of the back of the two journals above.
And I have been busy hand dyeing a rainbow of big 8's (that is 1/8's but they are bigger than normal) ... Don't they just look wonderful. Two of these babies is enough to make a fabric journal cover and they look great stitched and embellished.
This is two rainbow spectrums of 12 colours laid out flat .... I am very happy with the colours. The possibilities are endless when you look at something like this.
Friday, 28 November 2008
This is my doll again ... she has a new face and some clothes - I am now ready to stitch everything down and start beading and finishing off her clothing. That can wait until the Christmas break though. I even machine embroidered her some shoes!
You are The High Priestess
Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.
The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
So on to the remainder of the week - which is my son's exam week and then school is finished for the year.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
the looser weave of the linen can be a problem, so I needed to take care when squaring the top up when on the quilting machine.
You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. Please don't use them for any purpose.
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
The backing is from Widebacks and was beautiful to use and very effective with the coloured thread I used.
A close up...
And the whole shebang....I have only pinned the binding to the back at this stage and still have to hand stitch it down - a job for the evening I think.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed the four days spent with like minded people. Robyn at Sewknit was our fabulous host for the workshop.
I especially liked making the bark ...well all of the bits really.The techniques are quite interesting and I can see how I can utilise them in applications for my art quilts and my soft sculptured dolls.
And it made me upgrade my three week old sewing machine to a Bernina! "The things we do" (that was my husband speaking, so read it with some rolling of the eyes!) LOL!
This is the sum total of my work after 4 days - need to make some more bits and mould the bark, add the bits onto it and then mount it on something so it can be hung up. I am quite happy with my effort really.
This is a box of real lichens that Petah bought into class - it was great to compare with what we were doing.
This is how my bark piece looked after about 6 hours work - would you believe - I hope I get faster with practise.
And on a quilty note - this is the back of a customer's quilt - a beautiful dusty rose pink cotton sateen - with an all over butterfly pattern which is very popular at the moment. It is hard for people to pick patterns as I have over 80 to choose from at the moment and always on the lookout for more. I have recently had a slew of custom quilts to do before Christmas - I wouldn't mind being on the receiving end of some of these quilts. I see some beautiful work every day and am really enjoying the challenge of quilting them.
Of course the quilting actually looks better in the flesh - my camera skills are very limited - point and shoot!
Cheers for now and happy quilting