Wednesday, 27 January 2016

More Travelling Journal

Unfortunately I have not found much time to spend being creative since New Year.  I have decided I must make a big effort to get on top of some of the household jobs that really have to be completed so that we are in a position to sell this house next year.  To this end I have spent the best part of 4 days stripping a fireplace surround in the dining room and nagging DH to get on with the gloss painting the skirting boards which have been primed for at least two years!

The pictures above are from the Travelling Journal of one of the people who had to drop out due to work commitments and family illness.  The inspiration was a photograph from some mediaeval tiles which I think are in Malvern Priory and the worked sample involves the use of kunin felt I think which has been heated to distress it.  I could be wrong as I did not do the piece..

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Looking to Brighter Times

Last year I came across this picture of allotments in the snow and ice somewhere and was really inspired.  Perhaps it was the colour or more likely the atmosphere the image projected.  I added some poetry and then did my artwork ...
Next came the stitched piece ....
I am currently struggling on with the pages for the January 2016 handover of the Yorkshire Travelling Journal and quite excited, because the next one I will receive will be my own which will be full of a whole year of other people's work as well as my own pieces.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

It's in the Bag

At long last I have got round to replacing the little pouch that I carry my mobile phone around in.  I made the original one in a hurry several years ago and it has become very threadbare over recent months.
Old Pouch very worn
I must say I did spend a lot more time constructing the new one and I am sure I did not make it by the simplest or easiest of methods, but at least it is finished and useable.

I used some fabrics I had been given for Christmas some time ago and eventually remembered how to make 'Flying Geese'.
How is it that you never have quite the right piece of fabric to complement what you are making?  I have a huge stash of cotton fabrics and had great difficulty choosing something before opting for the one I used for the lining.

Finally .... the back of it!!  Next task is to finish off altering the wrapover apron that I have been working on.