Saturday, 23 July 2011

Colour Fusion Felt

This piece of felt measuring 1.5 is the most colourful
I have every made.
It is a mixture of fleece, silk and Alpaca yarns
and some man made fibres.
This is going to be fun to stitch and
Click on the photo to see more detail.
See an amazing felt exhibition video on
my art tech site.

Alpaca Wool in Felting

This piece on felt is made nearly completely of
Alpaca Hair. It is on a background base of
Suffolk wool fleece and pale Alpaca.
The decoration is dark Alpaca rope twists
and Alpaca knitting yarn.
This piece is 1 metre in length.

Blue Felted Pieces

On Friday it was another studio day.
I feel lucky this week to have two studio days in a row.
I decided to use indigo blue as my background and used
some commercial wools as added decoration.
I used various felting and media techniques on each one.
These are now ready for the embroidery and

Small White Mixed Media Piece

This is one of the small mixed media felted pieces
with some of my made paper included.
See an amazing felt exhibition video on my tech site

White Mixed Media Felted Fleece

On Thursday I had a studio Felt Making.
As some of you know I have been processing
the Fleeces from Little Abbey Farm and The Alpaca Barn.
Thursday I got the chance to make them into felt.
What seemed hours of carding, enough to do some really
large pieces 1.5 metres long and
a few small ones here is the result.
The picture at the very top is of the
dry mixed media felt and the bottom is when it is wet
and in the middle of the felting process.
It was lovely being hands on.
Pulling, rubbing rolling and rinsing.
I used lavender soap from
Norfolk Lavender this time for felt making,
so it helped with the relaxing process.
I made the felt on the veranda of my studio,
so it was lovely seeing and enjoying the
garden and bird visitors.
I was tired at the end of the day.
The pieces are now ready for machine and
hand embroidery.
See an amazing felt exhibition video
on my tech site

Alveva Garden Party 2011

Wednesday Evening was Alveva Garden Party.
The summer meeting took place in Swaffham in the garden
of Sue and Pete.
We were so lucky all evening as the sun came out
after days of rain and we all had a lovely evening.
Pete was our guest judge,
( Sue and Pete do our newsletter).
The Summer Challenge was,' An article made with
folded patchwork'.
TC won again! she couldn't believe it.
Sue won members choice!
We had show and tell including
new photos of grandchildren, ahh!
Yvonne showed us her latest wallhanging.
See her website at
We ate and drank and toured the garden.
We all had a lovely evening,
Thank you Sue and Pete for your hospitality.
See more of Alveva Quilters by clicking
the labels below.

Card Making Wednesday

On Wednesday morning it was Card Making
@The Gallery with Kim.
She showed us how to do a watercolour technique with
Distress Inks and a water sprayer.
I used a cow parsley stamp to make a
Thank you card for Sue and Pete.
I decorated every surface of the card.
The front up the top.
The inside left, had the cow parsley flower on it's own.
Then the Thank you box on the next and then a label for the back.
Thank you again Kim, for a lovely morning.
I always learn so much and
have a lovely time being a student

Gallery Tuesday 19th July 2011

There was so much going on, on Tuesday @The Gallery
I only managed to take two photos!
One of Jeanette's backgrounds made on the embellisher
machine and Barbara's folded bag.
See more of what goes on @ The Gallery
by visiting

John and Paulene

This is John and Paulene Rotman who run the
Lifeline 4 Chernobyl Charity.
They work continually to bring awareness of the plight of the
people who are continually affected by the Chernobyl
Disaster 25 years after the event.
Thank you to them for bringing new friends indirectly together
and working tirelessly for this noble charity.

Special People

Thank you to Chris for carrying on Anne's Legacy to help
Lifeline 4 Chernobyl.
Thank you for David, Rob, Angela and Vicky,
for coming along and supporting the event.
A big, Thank you also to special people who gave up their time to
make the event possible.

Quilt Show Stands

At the Quilts for Chernobyl there were several stands.
From the top,
Linda Turner a local textile artist,
see her work at
also see Linda's write up on the day
and spot me buying threads!!!!!!!
( I had no idea the photo was being taken!
notice how much in thought I am,
as to which colours I will need!).
Diane and myself on a book stall.
All the books had been donated for the day by Joan
who you can see in the photo directly above
having a demonstration by Sandra Beech,
our local thread and fabric dyer.
The books were part of Joan's niece's collection who
also sadly lost her life to a brain tumour.
The money raised from selling the books,
was also helping the hospice who cared for her
and £9.50 went to the exhibition event.
Thank you Joan for this, as it added another
special help to our event and we were able to help
in a small way your hospice charity.
Ida was on the Bag Stall, well with all the bags she
has been making she felt quite happy to help.
Thank you to everyone for helping make the day
a happy one.
Visit Lifeline for Chernobyl

Quilts for Chernobyl

On Friday evening Stewart, myself, Chris, Angela and David
(one of Anne's sons and daughter in law),
set up the Exhibition at Weeting Village Hall.
Ready to open on the Saturday.
The Quilt Exhibition was to show all
the Quilts for Chernobyl that have come in so far,
over a hundred! and hand them over to
John and Paulene from the Charity
Lifeline for Chernobyl.
Considering the weather it was a wonderful event
and raised over three hundred pounds.
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