Monday, August 29, 2011

Still here

Unfortunately we are still here. We had to cancel our trip because DH ended up in emergency early Friday morning (we were due to fly out Fri night) Fortunately it happened here and not on the plane and he came home this morning, still recovering though. Thanks to those who sent me information on Amsterdam but  I just couldn't go without DH. We chose the river cruise because it would be relaxing and suitable for him but now I guess we'll never go.

Our exhibition ended on Sunday and DD and I took it down Sun night. I hadn't had an opportunity to photograph many of the pieces before-hand so here are some of them. Above: fabric paper background on a prepared canvas, distressed velvet with free machine embroidered flowers. This one has sold - 7 sales of my work - DH did well too.

Below: Rare Bloom: Specimen Box - flower free machine embroidered on soluble then moulded to shape while wet. I found the box which has a glass window in the lid at the reject shop for $5 - it just needed varnishing.

The framed works below are hard to photograph so apologies for the reflections & distortions. Coloured Stones: below - a reverse applique with FME and beading.

All That Glitters: fabric collage with hand made beads.

Patch Work: fabric collage, hand painted/printed, FME, beads and sequins stitched on.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

some new pics

These are some of the fabrics I printed with my thermofax screens at the recent craft fair in Claremont. I sold some screens and caught up with many people I knew so it was good to have the opportunity to be there as a guest artist of The Thread Studio.

Below: isn't this cute - pic sent by one of my thermofax customers who uses the screens to print the designs on her range of children's clothing. You can see lots more on her Madeit shop: Red Alice Couture

This piece (below) was going to be in my exhibition but I didn't have a suitable frame so it didn't make it. The rose is moulded friendly plastic.

Below: 12 x 12 journal quilt in progress - still to be quilted. I haven't been keeping up with these. Too much else happening at the moment.
My workshop at Fibres West is going ahead now there are enough people enrolled which is great. Also happening at the moment: DH just out of hospital and unsure if he'll be able to go on our European river cruise next week, car trouble again after just getting it fixed, 90 year old uncle who I'm guardian of, having to go into permanent care - also next week. You can see why I haven't been doing much blogging lately.

By the way, I'll be going to Europe even if DH can't because unfortunately we don't have cancellation insurance. So would be interested in info on textile related museums, shops etc. in Amsterdam. Any Dutch readers out there?
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