Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Back to Reality!

Almost back to normal as far as jet-lag is concerned; the last couple of days have seemed a bit of a blurr!

Got back to new issues of both Quilting Arts and Stitch. They both have some fantastic projects. Stitch includes some exquisite embroidery, collage using water-soluble fabric, a beutiful organza wallhanging and even a bag from an old bra!

Quilting Arts has articles on creating figures from fabric, using left-over dye to make some fun pillows, resist dyeing and using stitch to enhance your quilting as well as felting and inspirational artist features.

A couple of new books have also just come in; a beautiful book by Janet Hall featuring photography and showing her work. Not a project book, but one you can get lost in. I've also received a new wire work Jewellery book that has some great designs. The 2010 Search Press catalogue came in yesterday, and we've got some great books to look forward to over the next few months, particularly 'Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Saxon Embroidery and The Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderer's Story both by Jan Messent, Essential Stitch Guides from the RSN - Blackwork and Crewelwork are first, followed by Silk Shading, Stumpwork and Canvaswork.

Just to let you know that there are only a couple of places left on the Tapestry Weaving workshop with Joan Young. Also coming up are workshops on metal embossing, silk paper and textile postcards.

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