Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sorry I forgot this one!

True to form I forgot this piece. This is also a C+G sample, using chiffon and free machining. This is very soft and tactile. Cries out to be touched. I love the way that the free machining gives a more matt and dull texture from the same material. I like the contrast. I have been really influenced by Sandra Meech. Well
there we go. Hope the scan is good enough to be able to see it properly.

I have a couple of things to show you today in response to a few emails I have gotten lately. I am feeling very popular at the mo! The fist is a journal quilt page for fiberarttraders, a yahoo group I have recently joined. I have loved doing this one. the topic was "All about me" and you don't swap, you keep the page and you swap charms or trinkets relating to you. I haven't done mine yet but I thought i'd stitch something in Welsh, since I am fluent. The second and third images are relating to my G+G course and are based on markings in the sand. They are just trial pieces and are unfinished. the technique is to use pin tucks in cotton and tyvek and then to chop them up, shrink the tyvek and then combine them with free machining. They are very tactile and I have used glittery metallic paint to colour them up. A decent start to the project i think. The topic for this term is "Touchy feely" and so I am going to make a very tactile piece based on the fact that hubby is registered blind. Hope you like anyway!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thought I'd give you a sneak preview to work I have done lately for group. I will be uploading them to the site but after they have been recieved. I loved the butterflies, it is a gift bag recycled given to me by a lovely leaving pupil from my form, I had a great glass haning for my classroom in it. I thought it was too interesting to throw out and as if by magic Lynn put up the mixed media swap a few days later. I love the leaf quilting, it looks like the butterfly is sitting in the leaves. The other is for a tie dye swap and I have made a couple extra so that I can send them to Virginia for the fiberart for a cause project. I will send them off soon. I have also finished the secrets in the bag cards but think I should send them off to the swapper before posting, so watch this space. Lastly my textiles group in year 11 are making me so proud and I wanted to say that publicly. The quality of work is fanominal. They are going to do really well I think.

I thought I'd show you some of the lucks I have had this last two weeks. The first is Gillian's, Devon,and is for a first letter of your name theme, I love the fabrics used. The next is also Gillian's based on waterfall's and my little girl ET loves the sparklies and I have to say I agree. The third is from Jan Lewis, in the UK and is for a tie dye theme. I love Jan 's work, she and I have a similar style and eye on thing's I think.The last is for a crayon card swap and is by Susanne in Switzerland, the circles are fab, a great idea. Hope mine are as good.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Here is the contents of my secrets in the bag challenge for fiberartistsintl. yahoo group. I am swapping with Gwen in the US and this is what she has sent me to use to make her postcard. I think I will be able to do more than one with this lovley fab
ric and bits. I think i will go for a leaf theme since she has sent me a leaf skeleton.I am going to try to at least cut out tonight and lay it up as school is so tiring! I came home today and had an hours sleep, where did that come from. I haven't slept in the day all holidays, weird!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Thought I'd show you some of the nice pressies that I have recieved through the post from Fiberartistsintl yahoo group.
The first is from Ramona on a hearts theme and the second is from Sally on an August moon theme. I love them both.