Monday, 27 May 2019

6 years blogging and creating !!

27th May 2019

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I started on my creative textile journey 6 years ago and have loved it all, the courses, learning new skills and making new friends and of course just playing and thinking 'what if'?

I was so nervous about blogging when I started but really enjoy it now and use it as a pictorial diary, often referring back to see how I did something on a course.

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I have had a great week.....
...a visit to the newly opened children's garden/play area at Kew.....


....the most amazing aliums ....



....super imaginative play areas....



....a sandy beach area....



....lots of interactive water play...




....and a 'tunnel' made from coloured glass which gave this fabulous coloured image on the walkway...


....we will definitely be using this area a lot!

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I made a mixed media sample for my sketchbook using a template from Deborah O'Hare's book....

...cut out a stencil from Freezer Paper and ironed onto hand painted fabric...


....used acrylic paint...


....was a bit careless as I marked the backing fabric so backed this with Bondaweb and appliqu├ęd it to another piece of fabric, lesson learnt!!


I then free machined in a variety of ways, must admit I really like the circles effect.


Then added some hand embroidered detail to the leaves, quite pleased with the result!


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I actually finished a necklace, inspired by the Annie Albers Exhibition a while ago,  made using washers and ribbon!


Another 'play day' today, watch this space!


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