Thursday, 30 September 2010
Each one is unique but is a set design.
Underneath the @ logo I can put the website or location required.
Each cushion is copywrited and so are the designs for the other
They can be made in various colours, Denim and fleece.
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Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Look at Kate's quilt.
She has finished the top and isn't it stunning.
I showed you images earlier in the year.
This quilt is for her son.
We think we need a layering meeting to sandwich the
top wadding and backing together at my studio
as the quilt is almost as big as Kate's sitting room.
The pattern is based on Persian carpets.
Well done Kate!
We all agreed when finished it needs to go in Exhibition!
Then Kate surprised me with a Birthday cake as it
was my Birthday month. We seem to be lucky at Coven
and have a Birthday in the group nearly every month.
I think the expression says it all,
"is this really mine, all mine!"
Shelby, is the new Gallery Dog and she is so gentle and smart.
It looks like she has smiled for the camera!
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Monday, 27 September 2010
Again inspired by the Whitby visit
and the jet jewelry.
Stewart and I spent Sunday afternoon
in the caravan making a necklace similar
to the one Angie gave me.
Angie, Thank you so much.
These necklaces are not as easy to make as they look.
Lots of jewelry wire and knots in the right place!
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but I did take my knitting.
I have been knitting spiral scarves
recently and there are many downloaderble
patterns available on the internet.
We went into one of the old churches
which were converted into craft and antique emporiums
in the centre of Whitby and I found this
I had great fun in the evening knitting with it.
Visit 'Bobbins' to see more unusual wools
The Art cafe.
The main exhibition to my delight
happened to be a textile artist
and she was in The Gallery.
Judith Reece is a peoples choice winner for Yorkshire,
and by the Exhibition you could see why.
You can see her work on the Art Cafe's website
along the sea and beach comb, don't you!
The Yorkshire coast is Jurassic, so there
are many different types of fossil formations in the rocks
and pebbles. I took many photos, with the intention of
doing some future work of fossilised marine life.
I had to hang on for all it was worth
as the North wind was so strong!
We visited the Museums and the
The jet jewelry is beautiful but the best pieces were
Victorian and in the Whitby Museum.
We travelled from Withernsea to Whitby,
a couple of hours journey
along the Yorkshire Coast.
This is Jenn and Sophie walking up to the Abbey
in a force nine gale!
Now remember the famous Abbey
is on the edge of a rocky headland of a Bay.
So going near the edge
to look at the view was an experience!
So atmospheric, you can see why
so many Gothic tales were written there,
including Bram Stoker's
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and The Dracula Experience
Sophie then informed us that she hated
bridges and was a little apprehensive!
Her Dad had told her that it was a big bridge!!
She now saw that it wasn't just big it was enormous!
Sophie then along with Jenn and myself took pictures and
sent them to her Dad.
We, by this time was on the bridge and Sophie was fine.
Throughout the holiday we crossed many a bridge
and of course they were easy because they were all small
in relation to The Humber crossing.
Well done Sophie for putting up with our banter
and dealing with a scary bridge issue.
made our way up to Yorshire, well we were staying
at The Withernsea Holiday Park, which is technically
in East Riding and on the edge of Humberside!
An eventful journey as the sat navigation system was totally confused
when we had two diversions! long ones too!
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Judy and Haydn were still away.
Margaret wanted to do some mixed media collage
with papers, keeping within the colour range of whites, creams
coffee and gold. Lots of collecting had gone on before and she set
to, tearing folding,colouring,painting,stamping and BURNING!!
The soldering iron is wonderful for creating holes
and making scorching marks.
Just remember to have some water near by.
Have good ventilation and wear a mask.
Protect the surfaces,I use a ceramic tiles.
Have a tool to hold what you are wanting to make holes in.
She was able to have a very different morning.
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Monday, 20 September 2010
She creates wonderful pictures out of textile and paper.
Some are stitched and incredibly detailed.
This one was made for Alveva's Garden Party Challenge.
Meg is going to display some of her pictures at
Alveva's Exhibition in October.
It is going to be a wonderful Textile Exhibition.
It was a lovely afternoon with Meg in her inspirational home.
She showed me her garage studio,
her garden studio for mosaic making
and her indoor creating space for storing her quilts,
textile art and jewelry making.
See more of the places I have visited this month for
inspiration on previous posts.
They have really made me smile :)
Here the quillo is ready
to fold into the colourfully pieced cushion section.
This too is ready for sale.
The quilts are all one of a kind and
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010
alongside her other projects.
The centre is embellished felt and then embroidered and embellished
some more and 'Treasures' added.
The work is so varied and I am really enjoying the creativity that
everyone is doing. I love Tuesdays!
Maureen had a taster session today at
The Gallery and made an embellished card.
She enjoyed her art session and is coming back next week to start
a quilt for her grandchild due in December.
Carol is making a Sun Bonnet Sue wallhanging
and cushion and Margaret embellished a bag strap
and is starting her Access to Art Course this week.
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Pat started these last week at The Gallery and
finished them off at home.
These are exquisite pieces and they a
tribute to Pat's artistic skill putting and layering lots of
different media together.
See some of my mixed media work
on my portfolio pages on
Lots of different medias too.
See most recent post for the 14th of September
to see what the artists are doing.
Visit The Gallery website to see what is going on
to quillo's and cot sized.
This one uses more of the animal squares with the orange
rectangles. It has the same orange fabric on the back.
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Monday, 13 September 2010
Stewart and I sat in one of the many demonstration marques.
This one was The Country Kitchen.
With the TV chef Alan Coxon.
He combines cooking with history of the origins of ingredients.
Ray a member of the audience helped out
and did really well.
Spinning sugar and presenting.
Visit Alan's website for ideas and recipes
and a video
These traction engines remind you
of a more sedate time but also
marvel at their restoration and dedication of their owners.
This ring had had the horses and their carriages
just minutes before.
what is going on in the different rings
and the hum of steam engines and
This is Stewart stood next to one of the chainsaw
Stewart is 6ft 4"!
with the different exhibits, crafts, birds and ferrets.
The birds go into the show ring and fly free.
Some were delightful because they really did fly and ignored their
handlers, coming back when they wanted to!
This owl loved his handler and cooed and flaped his wings
when she whispered to him.
I got up early and went to the studio to play,
Jenn came in at 8am with a handful of cards, presents and
chocolate croisants and a mug of tea.
ooo I did feel loved!
This was a small selection and I now have a Meercat!
With the sun trying to shine we were off out for the day.
Than you to all who sent me lovely messages.
Special thoughts around the world this day too!
I realised I hadn't got any backing fabric,
large enough or even vaguely nautical.
So how nice a trip to Hunstanton and
Sian's fabric shop. Twice in the same month
very unlike me. I normally go about once every three!
Well i found the backing and brought enough
wadding to make enough quilts for a whole exhibition.
On the way home we stopped into 'Norfolk Lavender'
for a cup of tea and a wander round,
it always smells wonderful.
The farm shop is such an inspiration for cooking.
have a look at their website
you can almost smell the lavender where ever you are in the world.
coloured Animal Quilt colection I have been making.
The inspiration came from my love of the sea.
Lots of sand and stripes!
This is a Single Quilt size.
The large squares are 11"
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She normally comes along for some creative time,
but this lunch hour she was on a flying visit and
gave me a button necklace.
I had admired a button necklace she was wearing
and asked if she could make me a blue one.
Well, here it is.
Thank you Angie and I really love it.
Friday, 10 September 2010
on a Tuesday @The Gallery.
This is a quilt made entirely of the scraps left over from her first quilt.
It's fantastic, the free machine quilting is so good!
Well done Carol!
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Lots of comings and goings @The Gallery as usual.
Pat and Margaret are both working on different mixed media.
Here Margaret is adding details to her page in an Altered Book inspired her her life.
Lots of painting, ripping papers and sticking and glueing.
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There, six Art Tidies made, all hung round dinning table
ready to take to The Gallery.
I finished quilting the single animal quilt and the
red and black animal quillo too!
Put on the bias binding, just that to finish sewing on.
I'll show some pictures later of the finished quilts.
I hung them over a chair in the Gallery on Tuesday
and they got a lot of positive response.
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