Friday, 7 June 2019

Four small projects finished and more started!!

7th June 2019

Where is this year going??
Didn't realise it has been 2 weeks since my last blog but I have been quite busy....

...remember this, a fabric collage inspired by Deborah O'Hare using hand dyed/painted fabrics from my stash....


....stitched on wadding....


....free machined and hand stitched, now in my sketchbook!


Next completed project...

.....a wall hanging made using scraps of indigo shibori fabric from my stash with added stitch and shells, now hanging in my bathroom!


Last finished project a little cardigan for my granddaughter, actually more red than pink!!

An easy pattern and really like the shawl collar.

I get a real sense of achievement when I finish something.


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Samples started ....

......muslin pasted....



....ideas from these 2 books by Amanda Hislop bought at Oxford Summer School....



.....when the muslin is dry I pasted on seeds, tissue, tea bag paper and lens tissue for a textured background on 3 small pieces....



....next day when dry painted....

...sea shore...


....trees....


....sand dunes and sea...


...ready for stitching!

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My last completed project.

I saw work by Sue Nicholls at an exhibition and loved her work, all the things I like in free machining, trees, seed heads etc.

This piece of work was an experiment and sample inspired by her.

Scrim tacked onto calico as I wanted a fine texture surface...


.....first stitching, the fabric puckers slightly...


....so backed with this...


....used 2 threads in the needle..




....the result...


....now in my sketch book but would like to make a picture at a later date.

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Have enjoyed quite a few walks....







...an early morning sky...




...beautiful young deer in Richmond Park...




....so, a busy and productive 2 weeks!


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