Sunday, 30 March 2008

Lazy Sunday

Chrissy, loved your pods and webs. You should take it further. There was a big move, a few years ago, towards outdoor textiles which were left out in the elements. Some were photographed to document the changes and ultimate destruction. You could start a revival.


Glad you got to the exhibition, Sarah. Seems to be well attended.

Thanks for the apple education (could that be application?) Annabelle. Loved the daisies and intend to go back to your Fibonacci stuff tomorrow when I have my head in better shape. At the weekend class we were discussing his principles and how strange the rules of proportion are. When we cut lengths of felt to work our borders all the students instinctively cut them so the length and width were just right.

Had a great time for the last couple of days with the girls on the embellisher course. We were supposed to be working band and border samples on the first day but they turned into rather scrummy finished pieces, like this one. I think this was made by Wendy.




Here’s a detail. Sheelagh’s I believe but I might have got them the wrong way round.




I do enjoy these courses as it’s possible to do so much more in two days. We went to the exhibition at Highcliffe (hooray, I’ve sold a Floating Fossil piece) and then out for a meal on Friday night. Great to have a chance to chat over a good meal.

We went on to experiment with embellished printed silks, always much harder working from a design source but we had some impressive results. Here’s a bag front from Sue.




Working in layers with Wiretex gives the work movement and allows for three-dimensional work. It’s lethal stuff and I was using tongs to handle it. Even so, it bit me.




Today I’ve been taking it easy - a lovely long walk, a good lunch and the Sunday papers. Bliss.

7 comments:

pascale said...

Hello Maggie,
I just came home from my holidays and could not wait to have a look at your wonderful blog. I just wanted to ask you what is Wiretex and what does it look like? Can you tell me where I can buy it?

pascale said...

Hello Maggie,
I just came home from my holidays and could not wait to have a look at your wonderful blog. I just wanted to ask you what is Wiretex and what does it look like? Can you tell me where I can buy it?

Genie said...

Some lovely work very inspiring

Lynne said...

Hi Maggie, my daughter and I went to see the exhibition at Highcliffe Castle last week and we both found it inspiring. It was especially good to be able to see work up close. My daughter was particularly impressed by your work and loved the fossil pieces.

West Country Mother said...

Ha! Appliecation indeed! Hilarious. Sally left a comment on my blog about using Quilt Pro to play about with Fibonacci sequences which might save an awful lot of time, if you have it. (You strike me as a woman who is up to date with her technology) I really like the work done at your class - aren't they fab pieces? I'm with Pascale though about the wiretex as it's not something I've come across.

MargaretR said...

The work is fantastic Maggie. I heard you had a brilliant time, the best ever a little bird told me! I can see from the work that she was right too. I am going to move down there if don't don't come nearer NW>

Becky Vigor said...

I'm just catching up on your blog after a bit of a retreat into inactivity and am so excited to see these embellisher samples from your workshop. Do you ever run workshops in the Sheffield area - or somewhere not too far away? I would love to come to one.