Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Jeanette's Green Box

Jeanette's mixed media box is now taking shape.
It's taken a while and a few trials and errors for
it to take shape. Over enthusiasm, with a heat gun
saw the first model being cut up but as you can
see it has been out to good use in the
'window' sections of the box.
Sometimes it is hard for people to see a
3D object come together when you have
to work on the 2D to begin with, so that
all the pieces come together. There is
lots of trialling of trimmings and techniques
before the right combination shows itself.
Jeanette and I have alot of patience so
Mixed Media pieces like the,
'Green Treasure Box', slowly
evolve over weeks.
There is alot of machine and hand stitching in this piece.
Lots of trimmings and snippets to add
the interesting details.
See more mixed media work by clicking on
the written labels below the post.

Sara Working Hard

Sara has been coming to The Gallery for a month and has
done so much in that short time.
Sara has chosen the theme of Butterflies and
has created so many lovely pages for her sketchbooks
and for future inspiration.
The piece at the top is the cover for a sketchbook
where you add your own pages.
The fabric for the striped patchwork came straight
out of the scrap bag and Sara had her first go at
Free Machining she is a natural!
So watch this space!

Gallery Day 27th September

There are so many different ideas and projects
going on, at 'Textile Tuesday @The Gallery",
It's wonderful to be teaching so many
creative techniques with willing and talented students.
Christmas is definitely coming as students are
making Christmas Runners and thinking of
gifts for family and friends.
Sylvia has finished her first one (top) and she is now
making a stripped white and gold one
with lots of stitching.
Beryl above is sewing her blocks together.
See more of what goes on @The Gallery

Coven Quilters Another Birthday

After spending a day with Judith and Janice Quilting,
I went off in the evening to Coven Quilters at Kate's.
It's was still September so we celebrated my
Birthday again! Cake, prezzies and laughter too!
I feel so lucky to have such lovely friends and do
the things I do! Thank you!
See more of our Coven Meetings by
clicking the written label below.