Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kim's course

Here's Kim and I today after the course today. Kim, she of Hot textiles fame, was an absolute scream. If you ever get a chance to go on a course with her, grab it with both hands. I had the most fab day, she was just my type of tutor, so fun a real good laugh.

Here is some of her work, including a mega huge vessel. So lush.
Look at the state of the floor in the hall, there was a sea of painted bondaweb, lutrador, tyvek and vilene. It was so funny picking through it all to the back corner where mine were!

from another angle
Here is everyone working away...

I am not going to bore you with a guzzillion tyvek sampes but here is the one I managed to stitch. It has 3 layers of tyvek on the bottom, 2 heavy and one lighter weight. I just stitched with a great big stab stitch and zapped with the iron. The spirals are tyvek with the iron too and some foil to pick up the edges.
I had a ball. I am working on samples for next months workshop as I am leading it.




7 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Carol! So glad you enjoyed your class and grabbed hold of the experience with both hands! I love seeing all that artsy goodness spread out on the floor to dry! And I love the piece you create! It is gorgeous! Love the colors! :-)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Looks like a great time was had by all and I love the colours in your tyvek sample. I met Kim at The Stitches Show at Exeter a couple of years ago and have her book, she was so much fun and very helpful, how lovely to have a workshop with her!

Have a great weekend, Carolyn

Sandy said...

Your sample shows it was a great class.

Clevelandgirlie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE tyvek. This little layered tyvek piece you made is fabulous. You used an "iron" ? I usually use a heat gun - but get more bubbles. I will have to try ironing it as I like the way this looks.

MargaretR said...

I can see you had a whale of a time Carol. Love the 'sea' of work and especially your sample.

Stitchety Grub said...

I am sooooo envious ... it all looks like fabulous work and a great time had by all ... I bought Kim's book a few weeks ago at the Big Craft Fair here in Perth that we have each year ... unfortunatley don't have time to do anything from it at the mo as I fly to UK for 6 weeks holiday in 4 weeks time ....
Britt in Western Australia

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Wow, this is so awesome!