Friday, 8 October 2010

More Maggie

The new book arrived today. It's got some great techniques and ideas inside, and lots of step-by-step instructions using lots of different media.

I finished my vessel today. Hopefully I'll have time tomorrow to post pictures.

Off to Ally Pally on Sunday - really looking forward to it - maybe I'll see you there!

Denise

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Maggie Grey Book

I've ordered today, Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques the new book by Maggie Grey and Isobel Hall. So if you were planning to buy it at Ally Pally, save yourself the back ache and get it at Craft Arena instead! It may even be here by the weekend - leave a comment on this blog to reserve your copy and I'll let you know when it is in. I've ordered five copies to begin with! Also on its way are Embroidered Originals by Sue Rangeley and more copies of Lynda Monk's book, Stitching the Textured Surface.

College tomorrow. I'm hoping to finish my vessel and will try to post pictures if I do!

Denise

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts and Workshop News

This magazine from the Interweave Press stable and new for 2010, has loads of projects and techniques including encaustic wax, fabric collage, metal collage and paper collage, making your own stamps, stencilling, christmas decorations from old books (I find it very difficult to destroy books, even for art's sake - does anyone else?), retro hair decoration, jewellery, more collage, journals and books, embellishments, bags and bling! Plus lots more!

I'm off to Ally Pally for the Knitting and Stitching Show on Sunday. Can't wait!

Don't forget that I have some special workshops coming up. Dorothy Wood is making an organza panel on Wednesday October 20th and a hessian hanging on Sunday 31st October, Pam O'Connor is showing us some Crewel work techniques on Wednesday 10th November, and just arranged, Sharne Gregory will be demonstrating in The Gallery on Saturday 20th November - not to be missed!

I'd like to thank Lynda Monk for the plug on her blog. I have some large sheets of distressable felt available in black or white, a little thinner than the felt she mentioned, and ideal for making vessels!

Denise