Sunday, 30 November 2008

Finished pieces and grandchildren

A very proud Grandma went to see Olive aged 9( it was her birthday the same day) in her school assembly she was the narrator.Olive is sat at the front legs crossed with a headband on,she was brilliant,as every Grandma would know! The next day I went fossilising with son and grandson aged 5, poor Sam had trudged along the Severn at Aust for miles looking for fossils last W/E without much luck, so this W/E I suggested Hock Cliffs down at Fretherne, well know for its devils toenails , but we really wanted ammonites.He was very good walked a long way again and we did find a few broken ammonites but when I gave them to him he said" I don't want them Grandma they are all dirty", so I don't think we will make a fossil hunter out of him ,lovely as he is.

Well I even got around to doing Maggie Grey`s online course for her book Textile Translations, below is the finished piece, it is a book,

This is the book opened I decided to use chinese symbols as English did not seem quite right.

I decided to put tissue paper on yheinside to cover up the threads, this was then painted with interference violet and lightly touched with treasure silver.

I finnished the corset it is on the board and ready for Angie to inspect tomorrow.

I sewed beads along the top and in circles in the ammonites and hemmed the edges.

I finished the bag off with some embroidery and sewed on the handle, and with the piece cut off the flap I made a small purse/ phone holder.

This is the finished scroll from the Textured surfaces workshop it was great fun to do and turned out quite well,I seem to get on better with a distressed effect rather than a "perfect" finish. This is the inside which is xandaprint through a stencil then coloured.

I also managed to finish the book, its not the right measurements but it turned out fairly well,I must give up the red wine when I am supposed to be concentrating,but yippee my Mother has just sent a case of 15 bottles an early Christmas present and I might just have to sample them to make sure they are satisfactory!The front of the book the design is made of Tyvek and the back has xandaprint through a stencil then rubbed with treasure copper,it is wonderful stuff.

I have put my samples inside with a description of the process used, aren't I a good girl.

These are samples I did for different textures below left seeds, and right
fabric strips and thread.

these are split lentils, string and rock salt.

Below are pieces of pelmet vilene with budgie grit and budgie sand in fabric medium before painting,great textures, could be very useful for my ammonites theme, this is all from Lynda and Carols on line course.

This is budgie sand through a stencil and then coloured.


Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Goodness, how busy and yes you have been a good girl.
You have lots of texture surfaces to play with so you will continue to be busy won't you?
I went to see my grandson in his first speaking part this week. He will be 9 in a couple of weeks time. Lumps to the throat occasions aren't they???

maggi said...

You have been so busy and all the textured surfaces just beg to be worked on. Triangular book is a success as is the corset.

Purple Missus said...

What a fantastic blog entry Pippa - its hard to know where to start with the comments :))
Everything looks absolutely wonderful. You certainly seem to get the best out of the workshops you do. I hope you are feeling very pleased with yourself. Brilliant work - all of it.

Liz said...

Wow, you HAVE been busy... love your book - I like the dangly bits you've put on the tops. Mine is still waiting for the pages to be added.

mama said...

Oh very nice!!!

Mama from from france
Make friends and swap gifts

Guzzisue said...

I am drooling over these pieces of work! wonderful :-)especially the corset.
Will try and sort out bowl tutorial next week when I have a bit of time off work.