Thursday, 21 October 2010

Scrummy Fibres!

Got back from college to find my Craftynotions order had arrived. The order includes some rather scrummy fibres. There are new colours in the recycled silk yarn and also some new fibres - nettle and hemp yarn which can be dyed with procion dye.

I've also received the frames and an icon which you can see here. These are ideal for painting and embossing with all sorts of media. I immediately thought metal, but you can use them for attaching all sorts of fabric, threads and completed art work. Very reasonably priced too.

I've also some new Valdani varegated machine cotton threads in some lovely muted shades.

This is the organza work I did yesterday with Dorothy Wood. It's not finished, as I had to slip away to a hospital appointment before the end of the class. Eileen did the workshop too, and she's promised me she'll bring her piece back when she's finished.

At college today, I reviewed all the samples I need to have completed by the end of the course, and I was surprised at the amount I've actually achieved! I've a lot less to do than I thought.


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Magazine Time

The new issue of Stampton Studio has arrived; it's not usually my favourite magazine as it's too paper based for me, but this issue is crammed full of lovely things to make, and the colour palette they've used for this issue includes some of my favourite colours, red and turquoise. It is a Christmas season issue, with some lovely ideas for decoration and gifts.

For the quilters amongst you, International Quilt Festival Quilt Scent has arrived. This is an annual publication from Quilting Arts, and has 19 projects to use up your fabric stash with both modern and traditional designs.

I'm currently in the middle of the organza workshop with Dorothy Wood. I'll try to post some pictures later.


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Dorothy Wood Exhibition

Today is the first day of my new exhibition by Dorothy Wood. You can see just some of her work below.

Dorothy is also taking two workshops at Craft Arena. Tomorrow we will be making an organza landscape, and on Sunday 31st October Dorothy will be taking us through the process of constructing a hanging based on her Four Seasons panel. We still have a few places, so do let me know if you would like to join us.