Saturday, 15 November 2014

Table runner and felted sculpture

I carried this heavy piece of driftwood  for ages back from the banks of the river Severn you can find some great pieces down thereI then felted 3 stones on the top and this ball and spikes below.

I made this table runner from a uTube video from Misourri quilts they are a great source of ideas for quilting,the object was too use up all your odd 2 1/2 inch strips great I thought I had plenty but when I got them out they were all different widths mostly too small.So I cut up  a piece of fabric I had dyed using the Kemshall method which gives you this fantastic colour range I am well pleased with it and even my husband approves

workshop with Jenny Pepper part one

A great workshop with Jenny Pepper making pods based on sea hares also called nudibanks I have seen these in Australia and they are beautiful colours and flowing lines.Below is some of Jenny,s work

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Jenny Rayment

A weekend with Jenny Rayment,great fun productive and absolutely exhausting,we spent the weekend twiddling tweaking and manipulating calico attempting to produce something along the lines of this one.

 This was mine sewn together and before it was tweaked
Various ones of Jennys

This one we did in the afternoon.

One student did hers with colour

 My finished first piece made into a cushion cover.Jenny also gave a talk dressed in high heels and fishnets,she was hilarious whilst showing us her quilts

A bag which you can turn into a hat!

And she finishes dressed like this

 This is the Sudoko quilt and we did a nine patch piece on Sunday more tweaking and twiddling so I came home with 3 good sized pieces one finished and two nearly,would I ever remember how to do any more, I am too tired to think about it now.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

felted scarves

 Do you remember the wool that I dyed with walnut husks and onion skins?
 well I made of it into this scarf and then I nuno felted the blue one they have now been sold and have gone to Australia and France very pleasing

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sarah Brooker

Went to Nailsworth  to Hobb house bakery to see some of Sarah's work not the type of thing I usually like but I was impressed' felting and machine stitch. 
 I especially liked the butterflies and the pear

this is painted on a wall in Nailsworth

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Crucible part 2

 More sculptures from Gloucester Cathedral the one above is by Kenworthy of a Somali woman and child
 Damien Hurst's Anatomy of an angel,rather like his St Bartholomew  two years ago
Outraged Christ by Lutyens was massive

 This one has a great title Let there be spaces in your togetherness by Freeborough
Damien Hirst,s other angel.

 The vaulted ceiling above is the oldest in the world about 650 years old

Cockerel by O'Casey

 Well you can guess what this one was called its by Cooper

 This boar is by Coventry he always has very strong lines
 beautiful warthog by the man who made the somalia women

 This was lovely very impressive but difficult to get a photo to do it justice it is called Souls byBlumenfeld
Tortoise by Cooper

 Beautiful stained glass windows