Wednesday, 25 September 2013
our first workshop at the turkeyshed and great results with dyeing fabrics, lots of fun, chat and creativity. many of the advertised workshops are already fully booked so we are running a new programme starting in January - get signed up now!
Sunday, 22 September 2013
while I've been 'resting' getting my foot better after surgery I have been working on this piece which looks very traditional using celtic knot designs but actually its quite a contemporary technique. the knot work is done using evalon fabric (spun polyester) which has been foiled and painted, the design is machine stitched from the back ( a reverse applique technique) and then the design is revealed on the front when it is cut away with a soldering iron - et voila !
while the 'boys' went to the transport museum kay and I went into the city to shop and sightsee. we were entertained by the people attending the steam punk festival all dressed up in their amazing gear-not sure exactly what steam punk is all about but it looked fun!
A day out in Braintree with the Quillows group from Bury St Edmunds, we visited the Warner Textile Archive which was fascinating with a very informative talk from the curator and lots of textiles to look at, well worth making the effort to visit. I don't know why my photos are sideways!
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Thursday, 5 September 2013
have you noticed how abundant the butterflies have been this summer? I suppose they are making up for last year, but my garden is full of them-loads of 'whites' laying their eggs and letting their caterpillars decimate my brassicas! but lots of other more lovely ones like this little fella posing on my wall.