Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Theme for February

The random number generator picked this as theme for the coming month: A long walk home. Good luck every one.

To bite or not to bite

Here is my version of the fishtank. The picture is not really very good, in reality the quilt is square :-).

I used a combination of hand dyed and commercial fabrics with some added beads, sequins and yarn. Title of this one is: To bite or not to bite.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Fish Tank

This is my piece to the December theme of Fish Tank, hence my title. Sadly it looks like the group is not going to be a viable group unless we get some new members.
Having used the same technique in my December piece I have repeated it. I love doing these simple colourful pieces, they are so relaxing to do.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Tree of Life

Almost on time :-). The beading took a bit longer than I had expected/hoped. Earlier this month I made a quilt inspired by Christo's Gates which showed winter trees against the orange gates. This is a variation on it. The 'dead' winter trees are again alive with blossoms and spring leaves.

All fabrics used are my own hand dyed ones. The picture is not the best, so you have to believe me, when I tell you that it is 12"x12" square :-).

November theme - Tree of Life piece

In the Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild we had speakers who told us about a Passion and Legacy Project which is based on images from the Lethbridge sisters panels that hang in Girton College Cambridge. One bought into contributing by purchasing an image from these panels, I think there were about 4 choices. One image entitled you to do a traditional wool canvas work piece. I did not choose much to my surprise the more modern one/s I chose a Jacobean like Tree of Life. This was well before we got the theme for our November pieces.

Here is my piece for this group, it was a tryout for my ideas for my finished piece which had to be A3 size. I used tulle for the 12 inch piece but abandoned it for my embroidery piece.

Below is my piece for the Passion and Legacy Project. Our local Art College (I live in Northern Ireland) is taking part and various other colleges and guilds one as far away as Australia are taking part. You are guaranteed one showing of your piece fairly locally and then they select for a touring show. I think this is vaguely the form of the project. I will be handing over my piece in a fortnight and all the guild pieces will be delivered. It is so easy partaking when one is not involved in the technicalities or logistics.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

December theme

The random number generator gave us Fish Tank as the theme for the coming month. Good luck every body.