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Exhibition and other things....

Sorry I've been away for a few days - been busy playing with my Bubble Jet Set 2000. I must say it was really easy to use and there was no mess. I used a whole range of fabrics to test it out - linen, scrim, calico, silk fine, silk coloured, dyeing cotton and a synthetic silk. I treated the fabric, let it dry and then ironed it to the freezer paper. It was easy to put it through the printer - I printed 2 A5 images on each piece of fabric. When it was dry I cut each piece in half and washed one half in a gentle solution and then washed it at 30 degrees. I wanted to do this to see how the ink faded with washing and what the fabric felt like. I must say I was rather pleased with the results. When I've got it organised and in my sketch book I'll take some photos to show you. But honestly it was very easy to do.
Yesterday I happened across a really good art installation at the Leamington Spa Museum. It was by Jo Roberts, and was titled 'Finding a Way Through'. It's so different to anything else I've seen so please excuse me if I don't do it justice in my description. I entered the room and the first thing I saw was a large screen - shown on the screen was a movie of a river flowing and at the same time there was audio of the same. As the room was dimly lit the whole ambiance was very calming and tranquil. On the left hand wall was a geological interpretation of Jo's life - it was great and I think if you look on her site you'll get an idea of this. You were also asked to contribute to the installation by adding pebbles to the core samples that represented parts of Jo's like. As I said it's difficult to describe but it was really good.
I'd like to thank Jade for nominating me for a Random meme. I haven't forgotten but I'm trying to come up with a good set of 7 things - it's much harder than you think. But many thanks to Jade - I'm very flattered.
On the saga of the large quilt being hand quilted I am making significant progress - I'm actually on the first border now. However progress is made at the exclusion of most other things.
Apologies for no photos - I can promise lots next week. On Saturday I've got another class at Bramble Patch and then Sunday is the Malvern show that I hope to go to. It's not as big a show as the NEC (but what is) but parking is free and it's got a good range of quilts on show and lots of opportunities to buy.

Comments

Jane Weston said…
I'm off to Malvern this morning...I'm so excited! I couldn't sleep past 6 am...feels just like it did when I was a kid on the days that were field trips. :o)
dizzyjadey said…
No problem! Take your time...sounds like an excellent exhibition. I went to the artist's site and she's very original.
Selina said…
You have been a busy crafting bee :-)
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