I think I will post some pictures & maybe that will sort my head out hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Last night was Kettering Embroiderers Guild with Kumi Middleton, lovely Japanese lady who entertained us with a show & tell & talk as well as a workshop. I really enjoyed the evening even though I had twisted my ankle that morning & it was agony (all together ahhhhh) nope it really was AHHHH!!!
For the workshop we had a piece of cartridge paper, lots of fabulous Japanese books with scrummy images in them & a large box of various papers to cut up. Scissors & glue & away we all went. You can se Kumis' bags on the website. This is what we were doing in paper. Well not me cause I am a rebel, a very quiet rebel but I felt very inspired by an image on the front of one of the books.
This is the original
This is my interpretation, the glascine has made a diffused effect which I really love
I am very happy with my piece & now as usual need the time to develop it.
The word in fact is Chinese & means CELEBRATION, so I wrote out the word in pencil, traced elements of the symbol out of some fabulous goldish paper, then added texture with Japanese papers & Glascine. Sometimes it is good to be limited with your media. If I had been in the Studio then I would have had a far different outcome I may not add the black, in fact I might try printing it onto black fabric treated with inkaid & see what effect that I get.
I am busy with the annual bag summer school & the end of year classes. One of my C & G classes has finished & all the ladies achieved a Diploma grade for their work
I wont put close ups of the wonderful work as some of the pieces are very innovative especially for level 2. Yes they are level 2, I am a very happy teacher with what they produced in only 10 weekly lessons on the new City & Guild Creative Techniques courses in Machine Embroidery & Patchwork & Quilting.
This is the most amazing bouquet that I have ever received.
It was wrapped up in lots of beautiful cellophane , raffia, & sizoflore & was huge with some really unusual flowers in it. It took 45 minute to un-assemble & find vases, the house looked fabulous & they lasted a whole week. Thank you to a really talented group, hopefully I will have the good fortune to teach them again
At Moulton College each year the staff choose a picture or painting & it is enlarged & split into parts. Like Rolfe Harris did in Trafalgar Square. Each student has a piece & I also had a piece.This year was George & the Dragon by Rubens
My section has a horse flank, a snake, an eye & an arrow head along with alot of undecipherable colour & texture.
I was very happy with the piece which consists of underpainting by the embellisher machine, couching by hand & machine, wireform, hand & machine embroidery, then overpainting with various acrylic mediums & paint.
The snake is made out of pre-dyed & painted torn up tee shirt pieces that can be bought from Bee Inspired
I cant remember anything else at the moment & its geting late, see you soon x