Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Texturise

Adding texture to the bark of the willow dress.
I am couching a dark grey fabric to the surface using a variegated thread.
Getting ready for setting up my exhibition at the end of next week.

Monday, 27 February 2017

70,273 project x's 108-117

More red x's for the 70,273 project.


x108

x109

x110

x111

x112

x113

x114

x115

x116

x117


Sunday, 26 February 2017

The beads are still going on...19-25 Feb

Week 7 - 2017

no.50

no.51

no.52

no.53

no.54

no.55

no.56

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Something on Saturday

Cow 7
Just a little cute cow.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

new lady

My friend Gabrielle loaned/gave me her display dummy for my exhibition. I stopped at her house to collect the new lady today.

Then we went on to Fabricland where I got some basics like, clear small poppers, muslin and lightweight fusible interfacing.

Thanks! It was good to go with someone to a fabric shop for a change. And the new lady will be very useful for some of my thinner garments. I need to give her a name (or find out if she had one!) The dummy I use for my shape is 'Ma dame' and the one I use for fashion show shapes is 'Mademoiselle'.
Maybe 'Ma sœur'?, or 'Mon amie'?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

70,273 project x's 102-107

More red x's for the 70,273 project.

I was going to complete this 'set' to make 10. Then I thought I lost them and started another set. Now I found them and discovered I already had photographed them.
So, I had better get them posted here!

x102

x103

x104

x105

x106

x107

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Zoomorphic - 1

And so it is complete and ready to send off...
oh. forgot to take a photo.
open packet...
Here, the complete pelephant and bird - Zoomorphic 1.
Close packet.
Go to post tomorrow.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Zoomorphic

I needed to send a sample of the Build a Fabric technique to Lady Sew and Sew to have on display in the shop.
The only one I had I could send, I can't find. So, maybe it didn't get back from the Needlework Archive?
City Scape

Well, that one was made from the outer trimmings of the Collared Dragon. I still have trimmings left, so I had a look.
I like finding animals/people in clouds and other random shapes. And I often find I can go from a trimming to make something - even clothes. In these trimmings I could see animal-like shapes. So, I started cutting them out.
Okay. I just need one sample, but already I can see I can do a series. And the word zoomorphic kept running through my head.
So, I settled on this one.
And so far have got the bird and the "pelephant"* stitched down. Now to sandwich and quilt it and send it off.

*pelephant = pointy nose elephant

Sunday, 19 February 2017

The beads are still going on...12-18 Feb

Week 6 - 2017

no.43

no.44

no.45

no.46

no.47

no.48

no.49

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Something on Saturday

Cow 6

My dad is very good at whittling. I have some of the chains he has made from one piece of wood, and balls within a rectangle cage.
I have had this cow that he made since I went to college.
Very lovely and quite correct in stance. I like the grain lines in the wood.
She looks very like the cow we had called Lady, who was a Jersey cow. Fairly low slung.
The first one I learned to milk and spent much time parked under! By hand of course!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Something different

I have been having issues with the computer just stopping where it is and then the Thoughtful Man spends a few hours with a new attempt to coax it to carry on. So, a quick post while it is working.

I made this for the Thoughtful Man for Valentine's Day. (He is my Knight). He plays piano and a few other instruments.
So, "Music for a Knight".
And an interesting view with the light coming across showing the dimensions of the quilting.

As you can see, I thought I would try the technique I use for the Ramshackle Houses to see how they would work for a different outline. Still trying to give a sketch look, I often draw this knight shape, without the music, in cards for him. So, in this fabric is blends in some, but I think it works.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The beads are still going on...5-11 Feb

Week 5 - 2017

no.36

no.37

no.38

no.39

no.40

no.41

no.42