Tuesday, 26 March 2013

First post of the year

Wow, doesn't time fly and hadn't realised how neglected my blog has been but I have a good excuse.

Last year I put my name down for a level 2 City and Guilds in Creative Textiles taking place in Dereham at the Gallery but as I was a little late all the places were taken. However after it had been going a month someone dropped out and I was offered the place but being a month behind I had loads of work to catch up on.

The course is run by Jane Clark who is enthusiastic and an inspiration but a hard taskmaster and consequently I have already turned out 2 ring binders of samples, an A3 design file, and a 3D piece with sketchbook and backing work so you can see I have been busy.

I'm also heavily involved in a textile group as well as Trypstitch which is a group of 3 of us as an offshoot from this so haven't actually produced much finished work.

The only completed work done this year is shown below.

This is my 3D object inspired by a tree with the small practice model next to it. It is a little weird but that's Ok with me and I am pleased with the overall result.
This is a piece of manipulated fabric that I completed with my textile group
We had a workshop where I showed some of the ladies how to wet felt and make the backgroud for this piece which I have since stitched on.
Just one of my samples of stuffed quilting made from silk appliqued leaves and hand dyes silk velvet grapes.
My next piece is a wallhanging which I am going to base on a coral reef so am busy experimenting with techniques so watch this space.