Monday, August 09, 2010
Managed to take a day out to go to the Big Chill at Eastnor just down the road from me in Herefordshire. Had a lovely day and saw some great music, my highlights were John Shuttleworth and Fionn Regan.
Me and Jan
John Shuttleworth (Dissaffected youth on my garage roof...brilliant)
I just noticed it's my 101st blog on this site, god i do witter on don't i. Cause for celebration or something.
Here are a few more pictures taken by Sylvia Dymant of the last day of summer school at Missenden. Though the students didn't quite finish anything their work in progress was stunning, i feel quite proud!! There are a few more pictures on Facebook if you're interested too.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Last day of Summer School at Pipers Corner, it's been a great week with a group of great women. The collective knowledge and experience of such a group could end wars, solve the worlds economic difficulties..cure all ills. All they want to do though is mess about with paint, fabric and stitch....brilliant!
Sylvia and Judith puzzle over colour theory...
Michelle was determined to develop her machine embroidery skills...wow she really did too.. this is a lovely foiled bag she made.
bit of bleaching out.....using fantastic stencils from Crafty Notions
My demo piece including painted bondaweb and sweetie foils
a bit more of Michelle's bag..will try to get a pic of the finished article today.
me of course.... doing something interesting with a sponge?
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I'm working at Missenden Abbey Summer School this week, we're doing exploring velvet and so far we've covered foiling on black velvet and machine embroidery. I have a super group of 11 who are keen and working very hard...i must admit to being knackered..lord only day 2!
Some work by Janina (with one arm in a sling!)
my sample piece
my sample piece nearly finished