Sunday, 31 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
So picture this 10 minutes in, there were at least 20 or more textiles being past round with the chatter and gasps as someone laid eyes on the stitches and beauty. These pieces are made by young and old women alike and are equiste often recyled through the generations and remodelled into another sections of a garment making that one even more intricate.By the end of the evening there were so many pieces to re-look at you didn't know which one to choose.
I took pages of notes because I forgot! my camera, which I could really have kicked myself for.
I do have the tinge that these textiles are now in England and not in China but Judith is inspiring hundreds possible thousands with her talks, each time so, stitch heritage and the appreciation of culture will continue. I have more of a warm appreciation for my fellow ladies in a far away land, stitching in their different world.
Thank you Judith for showing and inspiring us.
I just wanted to go home and start again!
See the tips on what to be aware of when ordering your buisness cards from a printers on my website
By the way there are no more Blue Moon ATC's for swapping now.The response and what inspires you have been wonderful. Thank you.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
They are coming back next week!
I ill be publishing listof te mixed media techniques for February.
See http://www.thegallerydereham.co.uk/ for updates and to book in.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Had to go into Kings Lynn this morning, Jenn came too!
New heels for my boots,ordered some buisness cards, ooh normally make my own but I need some photo ones for
But our best shop was the fabric shop! I needed some sheers. So armed with a small leaf from the flower dec, Jenn and I had great fun feeling and pulling out all the sheer fabrics! Then onto the bead and braid sections and of course paint and glitter!
We don't get out much together to play as you can tell so we had lunch too! Pizza!
I will look to my figure, another day!
It's the 25th today a month after Christmas and its also Burn's Night today, the celebration for those of Scottish descent. Have a good celebration!
It's gone so quickly already!
I found this flower decoration on the second hand stall on Swaffham market on Saturday,for 20p. It just yelled at me to be used. I think it's the green lacy metallic leaves that drew me in.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
Beryl Taylors website is http://www.beryltaylor.com/
So today I leant a new stitch.Ooh you might say but I enjoyed the researching and threads!
I belong to http://www.stitchinfingers.ning.com/ which is a wonderful site for sharing and being inspired.
On this site there are different groups one being "Take a Stitch on Tuesday", I know it's Friday but I've had a busy week.
Sharon Bloggon organises the stitch and kindly demonstrates it on her website
This weeks stitch is 'Chain Braid Stitch' not as easy as it looks and you can end up with knots!
I found that making the loop before I got the needle involved! far easier. The thread as you can see is twisted in a loop behind. Important otherwise you just get a knot after knot!(I speak from experience).
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Some of the purple embellishment items made this afternoon at The Gallery Dereham.
Visit my webpage for more on embellishments and "how to"
I will be demonstrating different mixed media techniques every Tuesday 10 until 2.30pm and in March Workshops will be available to book in.
Visit http://www.thegallerydereham.co.uk/ for more information.
The Splat Childrens Art Club is on Saturdays. see http://www.thegallerydereham.com/
Monday, 18 January 2010
At Alveva's a quilt group which I belong to, eight of us are sharing in a round robin, crazywork challenge. We each made up a box of fabrics, trimmings,threads and beads which we make a block in our chosen idea and then pass it on to the other members each month. We don't see our box until the end so it will be a really exciting reveal at our garden party in the summer.
Friday, 15 January 2010
There were specials on jelly rolls and Moda packs aswell as Christmas fabrics. We liked the fat Quarter tub because they were all £1.
All in all a good retail experience beause we followed this with a spot of lunch in a Tea Shop!
Since Tuesday at the gallery I have tidied up in my studio because I kept taking things in the door and putting them on the table and eventually had no table left. My table is 6ft by 8ft so you can tell there was a 'little bit' to sort out!
See my table space under the studio heading on my website http://www.art2inspire.co.uk/
Thursday I picked up my friend Jill, the treasurer of Alveva Quilt group and we went off to the coast to buy fabric!
Cold, Cold and very very wet! better than snow though!
When we got to Shian's at The Scout Hut, Hunstanton Lola was hugging the fire as you can see. She didn't even move to say hello. I don't blame her.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Her piece of new work can be seen in the foreground on the table.
Visit The Gallery Dereham
I took the Embellisher and as you can see Judy one of the gallery owners had a go . She had never done embellishing before so tried all the different scraps of fabrics and wools on her sample.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Can you see the Blue Moon bead?
See http://www.art2inspire.co.uk/ for other ATC's I have swapped and watch out for the ones I would like to swap in the future! coming soon!
I got inspired last week by The Blue Moon at the start of the New Year and as blue is my favourite colour and I had some ATC'S to make for swaps. I just had to make them in the blues,small versions of the Blue Moon Embellish Page. Here is one of the ATC'S before it has got any beading on it. I embellished fabric scraps onto a piece of felted jumper. The blue circle is a Dorset ring, the start of a Dorset Button. This will then have a bead put inside and beading all round along with french knots.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
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Saturday, 9 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
I decided to do some more beading on the scrim and velvet I started before Christmas.Jenn had caused way to much fun this morning with her new friend! I thought I had better bring some creative normality around here!
Visit Jenn's blog for more revelations! http://www.jenniferroseclark.blogspot.com/
Visit my website for the new additions. http://www.art2inspire.co.uk/
I managed to put a counter on my site today with some help!