Have a good weekend!
Thursday, 19 May 2016
STENCIL AND STITCH MOON GAZING HARE
Thursday 11th August 11.45 am
Friday 12th August 11.45 am
Sunday 14th August 10.30 am
HAND STITCHED (SLOW) LANDSCAPE
Saturday 13th August 10.30 am
STAMP AND STITCH MINI ART QUILT
Saturday 13th August 1.00 pm
So if you are going to be at the show this year and you need to take the wait off your feet for it would be great to see you!
Friday, 13 May 2016
Thursday, 12 May 2016
It began last year as a project to stitch in the evenings. A slow project.
It began as a rough sketch by me, which was turned into something more special by my illustrator daughter.
I shared progress shots over on Instagram.
I had drawn the design onto a piece of hand painted sky fabric and used Lana wool to do the stitching.
The surrounding area was stitched in embroidery floss. ...which took a while to complete.
Once done I wasn't entirely sure what to do next so it languished for a while but finally last week I decided to mount it onto another quilt background.
Seeing it from the side gives a better view I think.
And here is it's full frontal!
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, 5 May 2016
It might seem as if I had decided not to take part in this year's Journal Quilt Challenge run by the Contemporary Group of the Q.G.B.I. It is May after all !!!
There was a point last week when I did consider throwing in the hat when I discovered that despite my best efforts back in Jan to get ahead of the game by working in sets of four, I had in fact neglected to stitch my offering for April and it had to be hastily finished before the deadline on April 30th.
I was wondering why I was giving myself this extra task to do when I really do have more than enough other projects to keep me occupied. I also considered that I could continue without the need to be in a group that imposes a deadline.
Well as you can see I did completed this section and I remembered that I do actually very much enjoy the PLAY aspect of doing these mini quilts. I also have enough self knowledge to know that if I didn't do them as part of the group challenge, they wouldn't get done!
So here are the first group of four put into a not very clear collage made in an an App on my phone.
The challenge/guidelines for 2016 is to make an 8 x 10 in piece in portrait format, each to contain a a small block of colour. The first four months to contain purple. It has been really interesting to see what others have come up with but it is a closed group so I cannot show you sorry.
I have decided to look at traditional blocks with added machine and hand stitching. As you can see I haven't finished them off yet as I might try and join them together as three small or one large quilt when I have completed all twelve.
I have already made a start on May with another added twist but I have to confess that I am not sure about my plan at the moment. :/
Thursday, 25 February 2016
...to spend some time here?
Sleeping in one of these rooms
Sitting here, to enjoy delicious food like this.
While, as if that wasn't enough, I teach you how to paint your own fabric and how to make your own Moon Gazing Hare piece.
If you think that this is for you then I would love for you to join me this coming September in the Limousin region of France for a whole week of creativity.
To say that I am excited and thrilled about this is an understatement :D