Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Suffolk Puffs, Dorset Buttons and Stencilling

30th July 2014

Another amazing day...

...my walk from the bus to school this morning...











......today we learnt how to make a Suffolk Puff (not a cake!)...

......used some of my indigo muslin, small running stitches around the edge and padding circles inserted....


.....then stitches gathered and secured....


......a Dorset Button made by stitching blanket stitch around a curtain ring and working the centre by weaving the 'spokes'. I used 4 strands of silk thread. This can be made in any size and any thread.


My first attempt at stencilling, I need lots of practise!!!!


More indigo dyeing on silk noil...


....and threads and silk strips for weaving and couching.


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Walked home through Oxford, such beautiful buildings....











...a college garden...




...and even some yarn bombing!!!


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When I arrived back at my B&B Katherine took me to see The Turrill Sculpture Garden.....








....ceramic bird bath...


...water feature...






....such a beautiful setting for these wonderful works of art!

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Another wonderful day learning new skills, time is going too quickly!!!