Sunday, April 19, 2009

Colourful day!

I went to my monthy group Fiber paper arts yesterday and we had a really colourful day. Sandra did dyeing with us and Chris block printing ready for next months use of thermofax screens. I am now a part of the admin for this group which is great as I now get to teach more of the workshops! We did some piecing a la Ruth Isset and here are mine.

Love this one, plan to work into it way more. My usual rusty colouring!


These pieces were natural and stitched before dyeing. This piece of the right of the picture was underneath the one above , how lush is it!

Did lots of sorta tie dyeish effects.



Other things done this holiday were a zentangle rock to show one of my pupils.



As part of a school fundraising idea Ellie had to fill this milk bottle with pennies and decorate it in someway. She decided as they had been learning about puppets this term to make a bottle cosy/puppet.This is what she made, she did all the hand stitching herself including the buttons and the nose. She then attatched all the ribbons and stitched it up on the machine - herself! I won't say mum's hands weren't near by but she was in charge! She is 6 in May!!! Cool ha!




















9 comments:

Guzzisue said...

Ellie obviously takes after her mum :-)

arlee said...

OOOOO that second one has the most wonderful textures and colours---mmmmmm

Lesley's Creations said...

Hi There. What beautiful vibrant colours you have dyed thoes fabrics. I love the ROCK! And Ellie has obviously got her mums talent. I've just had a wonderful browes around your blog and will most definately be back! Tee Hee.

Sandy said...

:You had fun. Ellie is very talented like you.

Julie said...

Lovely dyed fabrics and Ellie, what a super bottle puppet. Well done!

Anne said...

Hi, Carol! Love the "Zentangle" rock! It is sooooo cool! :-)

Jude said...

Gosh, what alot! Dying is wonderful, zentangle is fab and Ellie's puppet is gorgeous!

Alis said...

Great work, by both of you ;0)
I love the colours you have used - just beautiful.

MargaretR said...

Da iawn Ellie!
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