Thanks for all the messages. Do, please leave comments - it's so nice to get them. Julie, the piece is lovely. I buy my MoonShadow stuff from Ario, Sue, and they have the ink, too. Haven't tried that yet. Francoise - you came from Belgium - was that just for the show? Fiona - I so agree about Jo Budd. Love her Dry Dock series and have a photo that I hope to use in the December WoW report. I also loved the Oz girl, Gloria Loughman, wonderful use of pattern.
I've almost finished unpacking and even managed to do quite a lot of work on an article for December Workshop on the Web. Such a lot of interest in inks that I thought I'd do something on that. My friend Jane does some great stuff and Dale has been posting some interesting inky stuff, too. Perhaps she'll let me show a couple of her samples. Haven't found the Apples & Origins stuff yet so will show that later.
I've been working on the Image to Stitch book this morning (and it's only 8am). Wanted to try using Displacement Maps for the purpose of extending one textile into a series. I started with a small piece of Val's, based on an egg and dart border pattern, using Paint Shop Pro 9.
Then I displaced it, using a photo of the wonderful Maggie Hambling shell sculpture which is on Aldeburgh (Suffolk) sea front. This gave me the following result.
Tiling it was interesting and would certainly stretch the original into a quilt.
But my favourite was this which resulted from one of the images given in the program. It looks like cut outs, edged with satin stitch. Will try to stitch this on a black silk background. Another one for the book. This book is already too big so tomorrow I will be pruning it.
Today we have to go into Bournemouth to do some money things. I hope it will be a quick trip but I fear we shall be diverted into the coffee shop that does such great scones. I'll let you know.