Sunday, 28 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
The project for this memorial is the quest of artist Christina Henri who lives not far from the female factory in Hobart.
As you can see I brought the pattern and the 3 linen packs. I was determined for my Mum and daughter to be inspired too! 3 generations of women stitching together.
Now to do some more family history!
If you would like to make a bonnet which will be a tribute to a 'Rose' and on permanent exhibition in Hobart.
Please email Norma Bean Norma.email@example.com (this is not a link, put in your address bar as normal)
or visit http://www.femalefactory.co.au/ or the artist http://www.christinahenri.com.au/
A plea from Norma Bean, please if you have had a pattern, please make and send your Bonnet tribute.
Norma Bean was brilliant in telling the story and the quest of Australian Artist Christina Henri, living in Tasmania. Her quest of making a bonnet for the Memorial to all the convict women transported to Australia. Which from records was approximately 25,566. Each bonnet will signify the bravery and grit of 'The Roses' which were torn from their roots for crimes that in Norma's words and many eyes,"required pity more than punishment and they were pawns to a slave trade for stealing as little as a loaf of bread!"
These brave women suffered dreadfully on the journey there which remember took up to a year and sometimes two if they were held on a waiting prison ship. On arrival then went to the factory to hardship and suffering. These are the pioneering women of Australia but they stand for the determination of survival that is outstanding.
If you would like to know more or would like to adopt a brave Rose and make a bonnet. please email Norma.
Norma.firstname.lastname@example.org or to learn more about the Roses on the database and history visit http://www.femalefactory.com.au/ Artist http://www.christineahenri.com.au/
Please a plea from Norma all those that have had a pattern,please make and send your bonnet!
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
After all the inspiration of yesterday I decided to make the cards today I had been meaning to have a go at after receiving Mary Lou ATC, it had really inspired to combine even more elements with the embellishing (see previous post).
I embellished and machined and embellished some more.
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Sent off some more ATC's this morning and then spent the rest of the day having a studio clear up as I have some visitors who want to come and see my creative space! may even make a video of my space to put on my site as others have asked about
Quilters Cottage Studio.
I have found loads of treasure and UFO's, this felt piece was one of them so I free- motion stitched all over it. I feel it needs more embellishment with glitter threads and embroidery but only had a few hours before tea and the family.
Off to Cottenham 'Textiles in Focus' near Cambridge, tomorrow with Mum and Jenn.A girls inspirational day out and Sunday dinner being cooked for when we get home, feel very lucky!
Friday, 19 February 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
The Tuesday evening Art Sessions will continue on March 2nd with Marion, 7.30-9.30pm.
Call in or book at http://www.thegallerydereham.co.uk/
Monday, 15 February 2010
This 'Green Sparkle Brooch' was just yummy to make and embellish.I used a vintage button for that added sparkle.
Each item I make is unique so if you would like to purchase this,
visit my Etsy shop
If You would like to commission a gift brooch or your favourite colour.
Please email me.
See how I embellish felt on my website http://www.art2inspire.co.uk/
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
The jacket had been beautifully pieced but some of the sheer scarf pieces were starting to fray and would unravel the equiste embroidery and because some where on pockets and sleeves could not be put under the machine so we set to with a chain stitch with a similar thread. Perfect.
I did manage to do a little machining and worked on an ATC in black, white and ........... will post the finished one tomorrow!!!!
I would like to send my best wishes and thoughts to Judy, Haydn and family at this time.
One of the ladies who had tried the embellishing the week before had brought her finished card with it into show us. it was beautiful but like a true artist she thought it needed something else and wan't quite right but would work on it. It was beautiful! she had embroidered Dorset buttons and included gold work on it too!
Another visitor brought in this jacket, it was a thrift shop find and had originally been made in India. Amazing embroidered sections all crazywork pieced together. Beautiful. The lady had brought it in to see if she could embellish the frayed ends in or what stitch to use.
Monday, 8 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
I think I will continue to embellish further at another time.
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
In March I will be leading workshops on different techniques.
Visit http://www.thegallerydereham.co.uk/ shortly for siging up details.
Jane was wonderful she threaded her needle and started immediately!
We had such a lovely evening and Barbara had made apple cake and flapjack's, yum!