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.