Monday, 1 March 2010

Give-away

I promised you a give-away, so here it is. You’ll remember (keep up at the back) that Phillippa Lack gave me a piece, that featured in her Workshop on the Web article, to give away. Well, I have to confess that I got muddled and announced that her article was in the March issue – actually it is in the June one. That will teach me to set articles so far ahead of the date! I shall still do the give-away, though, and will add lots of stuff from me. If you win the Phillippa piece please make a donation to a charity of your choice, as that is her wish.

So, we have the following goodies up for grabs. First the Phillippa piece – it’s a delightful small quilt – about a foot square.



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Here is a detail. It is a lovely piece of work.

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Plus lots of packs of mixed goodies, including useful stuff like water-soluble film, Lutradur, lovely yarns and fabrics, machine threads (including some Madeira metallics). I’ll also add the odd stitched sample to some of the packs. Again, it would be good if you put a few coins in the charity box if you win. I have lots to give away. Here is a small sample of the goodies on offer.

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Leave a comment if you want to take part. We will get Fiona over to draw the winners (there will be lots) one week from today – March 8th.


Had a fantastic few days at Urchfont Manor College last week. I’ve been on a diet, so the wonderful food was hard to resist but I did quite well. Our group meet there regularly and have such fun – one of us does the lesson and this time we were working on collagraphs – the collages that turn into printing blocks. You need a press but Jane Wild showed us how to use a pasta machine (they are really quite cheap to buy) instead. Jane has an article in the new issue of Workshop on the Web on this technique (http://www.workshopontheweb.com/).

This is one of Jane’s prints – her inspiration is often drawn from faces, like this one. I think it is fantastic.
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And a detail. Don't you think it is amazing how well the textures of scrim and lace come through on the paper.
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Here is Sue, inking up her plate - actually we used acrylic paint with an extender mixed in to keep it workable longer.
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Now to wind the plate through the machine. This was a spectator sport - as you can see.
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The results were lovely - see below. The sleketon leaf worked so well.
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I was working on my fossil fish (there’s a surprise) and I'll show you some of them in the next blog - I want to do a little bit of stitching first.

Back to work today, but exciting work as the Sue Rangeley book is about to go to the printers. It’s so beautiful I can’t wait to hold it in my hands as a book. More about it on http://www.d4daisy.com/.

89 comments:

Penny said...

Would love to be in the give away.
I have a pasta machine, this looks interesting I hope more info is coming soon.
Nice to have you back Maggie, and I hope winter hasnt been to horrid and Spring is just around the corner.
Here I cant wait for autumn.

Diana said...

What a scrummy post, all that lovely work (although I am so jealous of your Urchfont outings!). Trying to get my act together to start some proper work again soon and as usual, you are such an inspiration. Would love to be entered in the draw!

KerryFelter said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway! I was looking at the workshop in Italy, but my brother decided to get married then! Do you have any other workshops dates in UK/Ireland?

Sharon

Amanda Sheridan said...

Lively stuff as always Maggie and I'd love to be included in the giveaway.
On a different subject, do you have a materials list for the Puglia workshop? Trying to get organised as it's getting closer - can't wait!

dianehobbit said...

I love working with scrim and lace too. We now all have a reason to get out our pasta machines from the back of the cupboard. Looking forward to seeing the development work of our fossil fish. Hope I win something in the draw!

cardibach said...

I would love to be in the draw for the "give away" please. Stayed up late to view the new WOW and it's wonderful, as usual. Looks like my pasta machine is going the way of many of my other kitchen and household items! Have followed your blog for ages, just got a google account so I could comment and plucking up the courage to have my own blog. Thank you Maggie for your inspiration and generosity!

Stitchety Grub said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway please
Cheers Britt from hot Perth Western Australia :)

Doreen G said...

Now how can I resist the chance to win a giveaway Maggi.
I saw the Pasta machine on WOW this morning and got quite excited about it.
Regards Doreen in Canberra where it is cooling down as we head into Autumn.

Gina said...

I would never thought of using a pasta machine - what a brilliant idea! No use pretending but I'm always up for a giveaway!!!

gilby said...

Please include me in your giveaway,i will be trying out some ideas with my pasta machine. Love the work on the blog.

halina said...

Please include me in the giveaway.
Envy your weekends at Urchfont, it is such a lovely place to stay.
Enjoy reading your blog, you seem to pack so much into each day.

halina said...

Please include me in the giveaway.
Envy you your weekends at Urchfont, it is such a lovely place to stay. Enjoy reading your blog, you pack so much into each day.

halina said...

Sorry if you have loads of comments from me, I dont seem to have grasped leaving messages!

Sandy said...

I have the pasta machine. It would be nice to use it-don't cook much as it takes time away from creating. The prints look good as does the new book.

L said...

Lovely blog postings as usual. I have been hunting a pasta machine since last summer. Wonder where there have all gone to?

L

Stitcher said...

Please include me in the giveaway draw.

I haven't had time to look at the new WOW yet but it is on my list for tonight!

Kath said...

Just returned from a weekend at Urchfont, I love it too but only get there once a year, what a pity it wasn't last week .....
Please include me in the draw for the goodies - my hand is hovering hopefully over the charity box already :-)

Blue is my colour said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway. What a great idea to use a pasta machine instead of a printing press. Can't wait to try that. Lesley

France said...

Bonjour,
it is a first for me to participate to a blog. Here in french Quebec there is not a lot going on about quilting. So I am always very happy to read your blog. You are a great inspiration for me.
P.S. I am a french speaking,so please forgive my writing mistakes

Dale Anne Potter said...

WOW!
The giveaway is FABULOUS but I LOVE the idea of using the pasta machine for printing....will have to dig out my Mom's from her garage! GREAT idea!!!

Miriam Weaver said...

I was useless with putting the dough through the pasta machine my daughter bought me for Christmas, I'm sure I'd have more success with paper. Like Gina I cant lie I'd love a freebie too!

Rosi said...

Your blog is so inspiring! I like the idea of using the pasta-machine for printing.
And I would love to be entered in the draw!

Elaine Schmidt said...

Please add my name to the list for the give-aways. As always, your posts get my creative juices going. Now to find that old pasta machine I used for polymer clay years ago.....

Heather said...

Please include me in the giveaway Maggie - the quilt is delightful and the goodies look very inspiring. Love the textures in Jane's print. That's a very slimming way of using a pasta machine!

I am inspired said...

please please please please
thank you

JP said...

would love to be entered in the draw please - looking forward to seeing more of the fish

jill said...

Yes please include me in the draw. WOW is inspiring as always & really looking forward to Sue Rangeleys book
she first inspired me 30 years ago when I was a student & still does today.

sulphursue said...

Loved the collographs. Please may I be entered in the draw for goodies? Thanks
Sue

Heather said...

I've just had a quick flick through the new WOW and it is fantastic. I don't know how you do it Maggie, each one is better than the last. The only problem is which to try first!

Joan said...

Please could I be included in the Giveaway. What fun! Just been looking at the March articles - such a lot of super ideas to try out. Joan

Sarah said...

Wow - what lovely goodies!! I would love to be in the giveaway!

Ruth said...

I have a pasta machine already so I'm really looking forward to reading the article. And also...

Pick me, pick me, pick me!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I had a go at printing at the weekend and I used my Big Shot machine, and it worked very well. I dabble with paper crafts, s I am glad that I have found another use for the machine.
I would love to be included in the give away please.

Hillside Threads said...

Oooh a give away. Please count me in Spring is around the corner and my creative juices are beginning to stir.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wouldn't you know...I got rid of my pasta machine! Now, I suspect, I am going to be wishing I had kept it. Lovely giveaway and nice thought to include a charity donation too!!

Mavis said...

I think I will have to buy a pasta machine, will start pricing them around the shops. Don't recall seeing any in the op shops. I saw the article in WOW and thought how interesting it looked. I will have to study it further. Like Penny I can't wait for the cooler weather, altho' here in Alice Springs we have had a week of rain and it's nice and cool, but muggy when the sun manages to shine. I would love to be included in your give away.

Vicki W said...

The pasta machine printing is brilliant! You always have great things to share.

susanmcb said...

I too have a pasta machine hidden in the back of the cupboard...must get it out. Love yesterdays WOW - lots to try. I would love to be included in the give away - my fingers aqre crossed in anticipation! Thanks, Sue

Jackie said...

Well, love that post... oh the gifts are fantastic. The winners will be soo happy

diane.ca said...

Please include me in the give away. I am jealous of your Urchfont outing. Thank you for posting some of the photos

Sandra said...

I love using my 30 year old pasta machine for its 'real' purpose, but Jane's article in WOW looks like such a superb extension of its use. I also love the idea of a give away!
Sandra

Robin Mac said...

I would love to be in the give away too please. I think I shall have to look for a pasta machine - something more to store in my workroom! The new WOW is brilliant, which bit do I try first? Like Penny, I am way over summer and heat and humidity, roll on winter - or what passes for winter in the tropics. Cheers, Robin

ANNA said...

It was great to see you at Urchfont - the work was good fun and I hope to do some more soon (???) Of course I would love to be entered in the giveaway draw you know I love STUFF. See you soon

Wabbit said...

Me too, me too! I'm sure we'd all love to win in the give-away. I'm envious of the Urchfont weekends. The printing with a pasta machine seems interesting. Someone at Art & Soul in Portland in October is doing rolling copper sheets with a pasta machine. No, I just cannot get into one more thing!

ferinn said...

Fabulous post with lots of lovely goodies.Inspired idea to use a pasta machine,when I was teaching I got hold of an old mangle that we used for linoprinting.Doubt that you can get those now!

CLAUDIA said...

I would love to be include in your give away. i can't learn fast enough, you are such a great teacher and inspiration. thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Alison said...

Wow what a great idea for using a pasta machine will deffinitely give it a try better than fiddling around making pasta any day. Would love to be included in the draw

Aussie Jo said...

Nothing like a give away to flush out the lurkers!!!
You are very generous Maggie, and the pasta printing looks great fun.
Cheers
Jo

kamiguen said...

What a beautiful quilt, such gorgeous colours. And I love collographs - must find pasta maker, must find pasta maker!
cheers
Joan in Western Australia, who is hoping autumn means cooler weather please!

Angela Grasse said...

Using a pasta machine for print making is way too clever!!! Now I have to go shopping. Thanks for sharing!
warm regards
Angela
http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.com/

ReBecca Paterson said...

Hi Maggie I too would love to be in the give away. But I am having a problem with yours and Fionas email and have note recived the pass wordsso was checking to see if the blog was working.PS if my name is drawn My donation will be given to our local Paws and Wiskers shelter for cats.

liniecat said...

I love Janes collograph piece. It has the look of a metal helmeted soldier on the right and a whimsical flurry of femaleness on the left......but that could be me.......pass the wine someone!
The small quilt very cheerful and would make a super wall hanging and of course the additional goodies would always come in useful!
Well done on the weight loss! Im living in a hotel just now, whilst builders repair, what builders did negligently, after the 2007 floods, when I WASNT flooded. You couldnt make it up, honestly. I am so fed up of restaraunt meals and tempting desserts! Fab blog entry as usual Maggie, always like to read through yours, with or without draw prizes. Lyn

Virginia said...

Pasta Plates! How exciting! Nothing is safe in a textile home!! I'd love to be in for the Give Away. Our local Mary Potter Hospice would be my charity - they're so good at taking my 'second chance' stuff they deserve some folding stuff too.
Happy Playing,

Virginia

kim said...

I've been following your blog since day one (well, possibly day two)and finally decided to go public with my admiration and thanks. You are always one of my main "go-to" people when I need a little visual inspiration.

Genie said...

Wonderful post Maggie.
hoping to get ispired once more now that spring is on its way.

Karen said...

You've really got everyone interested with those collographs. I shall have to dig out my pasta machine (bought for use with polymer clay, but so far unused) and check this month's WOW.

JaneO said...

Hi Maggie - haven't had a chance to read WOW yet but love the collographs. Please include me in the draw.

stickyfingers said...

i did a workshop on colographs a while back & it left me a little cool ....... suddenly i'm interested again, what a wonderful way to use a pasta machine, i can see freecycle being swamped with requests!

put my name in the giveaway hat too please

Lorraine said...

Please include me in the give away. Now to go take a closer look at Jane's workshop. I downloaded everything as soon as the issue was posted but haven't had time to really read them. Looks very interesting. Another use for the pasta machine!!!!

glenys coombridge said...

Hope your weather is improving now Maggie. We in NZ are sweltering under 34degree heat. The pasta machine thingy looks very interesting would love to know more. I would also love to be in the draw. Thanks

Viv Estill said...

Please include me in the draw Maggie - love the latest WOW and really looking forward to Isobel's new book.

linda stokes said...

Love the idea of using a pasta machine - I wonder if the old style washing machine with a hand wringer would work too. Beautiful results from the printing.
Looks a lovely lot of goodies - would love to be in the draw.

Writer in Residence said...

I once saw a pasta machine for sale at the Goodwill. I was tempted, but thought I wouldn't use it very much. I now really regret not buying it! Please include me in the give-away.

Cheers from
Marjorie in Toronto

Musicmaker said...

thank you for the opportunity to enter for a chance at such lovely work.

cazj said...

I would love to be in the draw - another excuse for a donation to Shelterbox if I win. I don't think my son will let me have his pasta machine for the printing - I'll just have to keep scouring the charity shops - wish I had my Nan's old mangle - that would do the trick and I could produce bigger pieces of work.

Rae said...

How inspiring to be able to attend all those workshops! You must come back to Western Australia soon & update us on your new techniques. In the meantime,a win in the draw would be lovely.

Teresa said...

I would love to be in the draw for anything from you Maggie....please come back to Australia again soon....I'm the one who was willing to sell her firstborn to do a class with you if you were at Dale's this year....do you remember? I'm rather glad he's safe & he is too...but I'm still hopeful of doing a class with you one day....perhaps that could be on my bucket list....that, and winning something in your give-away!!

Clare Wassermann said...

yes I would like to be added to the long list of hopefuls. I think this printing method and it's result are wonderful! X

... Paige said...

Oh good I'm not too late. What lovely eye candy

michelle said...

What a wonderful and inspiring post ! i am so new to fibre art so yes yes yes please enter my name for the draw.
thanks again

Lexa said...

Hi Maggie, I'd be thrilled to be in your give away. The pasta machine looks like fun and can sometimes be found at a thrift shop. You are a real inspiration. Any hopes of getting you back to Canada??!!

Lexa

Lexa said...

Hi Maggie, I'd be thrilled to be in your give away. The pasta machine looks like fun and can sometimes be found at a thrift shop. You are a real inspiration. Any hopes of getting you back to Canada??!!

Lexa

Erica said...

I visit your blog regularly and find it inspirational. Because I lack any natural artistic flair, I have shied away from designing - but seeing the gorgeous possibilities, have, with trepidation, enrolled in an embroidery design class. Thank you for taking the time to share with us all.

Gill H said...

The effect with the pasta machine looks wonderful. I am gradually reading the latest WOW, which is a wow! Thank you for your hard work for us all, Maggie. I'd love to be included in the draw, please. Gill

Sue said...

Would love to be in the give away. I've only just got round to looking at the new Wow, some great ideas as usual.

Candace said...

So happy that I check your blog often. What a great give-away!
Thanks so much for all the inspiration, Maggie, and I am so enjoying the current issue of WOW.
Candace - anxiously awaiting spring in Idaho.

Lee said...

Hi,
Would love to be entered in the draw. I'm an avid reader of your blog and love scrolling through all the great work. I'm off to Urchfont in May for a few days with Lynne Horniblow on tassels - can't wait.
Lee

Sheila said...

Great giveaway Maggie. Love reading your blog and appreciate your generousity of spirit in all things!

Agnes Iley said...

I would also love to be in the draw.
The article making the print plates was already very interesting.
Seeing more examples on your blog...well can't wait to have a go!
Very inspiring, as always.

Ann said...

Of course I'd love to be in the draw. I see I'll now have to find a pasta machine. love the work with the scrim.Spring is coming.

Ann said...

I, too would love to be in the draw. Love the work done with the scrim. Spring can't be too far away now.

Ann said...

Now I have to post again to explain that I wasn't trying to get in 2 posts for the draw. Computer told me it didn't post the first time.

Mermaid's Purse said...

Would love to be included in the giveaway and am really looking forward to the Sue Rangeley book too. I would never have though of using a pasta machine - looks like great fun!

Jan said...

WOW a great reason to put that darn pasta machine to some use. please count me in for the give away.
Jan x

Fulvia said...

Great impressions indeed. Thanks!

smarcoux said...

who couldnt use extra bits for textiles :)
Hope your doing well Maggie
Sandy

Julie said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway. I have been in Wales for a week so I am way behind and haven't had chance to get to Workshop on the Web yet. Where are my priorities?! The collagraphs look wonderful. I feel a trip to Ikea coming on! Assuming they sell Pasta machines?

Terry said...

Would love to be entered.

lindacreates said...

Please add me to your wonderful giveaway. I love following your blog. Wonderful eye candy and also lots to learn.