Sunday, 3 January 2016

Sketchbook Update....

3rd January 2016

Greetings from a VERY WET Blackpool!

I was supposed to be yarn bombing the park this weekend but it had to be cancelled due to the weather......

I have been watching Netflix, the first series of The Bridge which I missed on television and knitting a baby blanket....


....also using my cotton yarn oddments to crochet another baby blanket.


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Last March I went to Cornwall on a course with Anne Griffiths, beach themed, and made a sketchbook...


....today I added some of my beach themed work....

....stitched collage...


.....prints and stencils...


....my own photos and weaving...


.....machined organza strips and fish made using recycled threads and soluble fabric...


....oil pastel rubbings...


...my own photos and machine appliqué of starfish prints...


....love sea horses...


....layers of organza free machined...


....weaving using various yarns and  coral, free machining on water soluble ....


....one of my favourite pieces, simple sea horse Shibori on indigo dyed velvet, took ages to prepare and even longer to remove the stitches but I love the effect, must try this again....


....my first drawing in YEARS!!





This brings back happy memories of my week at Oxford Summer School, the group decided to have a 'round robin' postcard, everyone started with a background then it was sent to the next person on the list to add something, great fun to do....


....paper and free machining....


.....hand dyed silk, free machining...



.....the rain is still teeming down and the lights have been on all day but I have enjoyed my trip down memory lane!