Friday, 20 March 2015

Last Day of the Course.....

20th March 2015

A little bit sad as this is the last day but everyone was still creating......

.....the studio with the kitchen area at the far end......


.....comfy sofas at the other end with stairs in the middle leading down to en suite rooms.


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Remember the sea horse I prepared on white cotton velvet....


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It took over 2 hours to unpick the stitches but I quite like the effect, going to make this into a book cover,,,,



.....this was the mung bean muslin which I have laminated (couldn't take a picture as it was too shiny)
for another book cover!


Also made stencils using the soldering iron and laminates.

I stitched this very quickly on thick cotton as we still had indigo in the vat....


...pulled the threads tight.....





....the running stitches produce a great effect and this simple method was widely used this week!

A page in my sea shore book using items found on our first day, the seaweed was washed and coated in acrylic wax, shells and pebbles were the stitched onto the sea weed.


All the group were extremely generous with  their craft materials and I borrowed these stencils and paints for printing on fabric.....


....finished my Japanese stab book using a cord I made from my silk threads and brown paper scrunched, painted and waxed....


.....some work from the rest of the group....



...a really useful folding book with pockets, ideal for keeping cards and pamphlets from a holiday....


.....beautiful free machined embroidery...



....a variety of stab books....


....work in progress, twin needle and machine embroidery....


....a book cover...


....collaged and stitched hand dyed fabrics...


....work in progress, fabric machine and hand embroidery...


....again work in progress -a variety of threads/yarns embellished onto felt, hand stitched and decorated with pebbles, shells and driftwood, so much texture, just fabulous!




....this is only a fraction of the wonderful work produced this week, lots more photos can be found on Anne Griffiths site next week.

http://www.pocketmouse.co.uk



A totally amazing week that went far too quickly, so much creating, sharing ideas, generosity with crafting materials and most of all laughter and new friendships.....

....definitely coming again next year for 'Gardens Theme' !!!!!!

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Travelling back to London today then a weekend of learning Whitework at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court with my sister.....