Thursday, 28 October 2010

Time flies

Horrified to see how long it is since I blogged,and where on earth has the time gone?Not much studio work going on at present and both computers playing up badly,but here are some pictures of the printing on felt workshop-some lovely work in lovely surroundings.

A lovely ,fine print with a great feeling of calm to it.

This shows the detail possible with the method.
Some of the wall paintings and a feel of how much work was done.

  Words of a very small size are possible and are a favourite of mine.

This piece really shows the beauty of the natural dyes.Finally,my favourite painting in the hall.

This is the Sunday school and some of the well behaved girls are still alive and in a care home in the village. 

Monday, 18 October 2010

Back from the forest.

Back today from a lovely weekend in the new  Forest,teaching Thermofax printing to an IFA group.They all did some wonderful work-pictures later when Sarah sends them,asthis idiot forgot the camera.The village hall wAs wonderful-WOOD GREEN-worth a check on Google.

For the group,the e mail for my silk supplier is web site

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

This one is for Helen

Need I say more??

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

found,stitched and dyed

I'm taking part in the stitching circle project organised by India Flint,with some of my friends.Re-cycling is something I've always been interested  in and I'm particularly fascinated by Japanese Boro textiles,so when I saw the idea posted on India's blog ,I couldn't resist.My cloth came from a French Brocante and has some beautiful darns in it,as well as a perfect 'sides to middle'join in what must have been a sheet which just couldn't be thrown out.My idea is to add to the history of the cloth by stitching fabric given to me by friends and found by me on my travels,so that I create my own history.This is it so far.

It will all be dyed at the very end of the project when groups of the sewing circle meet together,hopefully.I keep thinking about the discomfort of whoever had to sleep on the darned area!And,who would bother to darn an easy care sheet these days?What have we lost?
Finally,why are the Morning Glories flowering so profusely ,now that the weather is colder?