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Showing posts from April, 2011

I do get things finished...

Hello all. Hope you're enjoying this continued fab weather. We British really are obsessed with it aren't we. So - here's my evidence that I do get things finished. Here's my Olympic postcard for the Embroiders offering to the Olympiad. One of the countries our group has is Cuba and I decided to represent the cultural side of things and illustrate ballet. So here we are: I used soluble fabric as a base for the ballet shoes. And just so there was no confusion beaded the word 'ballet'. I've also finished another altered book page - but won't be able to show you these until the end of the project. So now - just one more altered book page and then I can look at my Angie Hughes UFO. Oh it never ends does it. LOL. Take care all.

Another exhibition

Well - had a great day yesterday and saw a great exhibition - really top quality work. It was the Living Threads Group and if you get the opportunity to go - please do - you really won't regret it. Besides displaying a very wide range of textile skills - the way it was displayed was extremely well done. One of the artists we met, Gilli Theokritoff, made the piece below which I'm sure many of you saw at the Festival of Quilts and Malvern last year. Unfortunately you couldn't take photos but I hope this quilt will give you an idea of the quality of work. Hope you're all enjoying this unseasonally warm weather - I've seem lots fo very pink people. LOL. Take care and I hope to hear form you soon.

Uttoxeter Quilt & Embroidery Exhibition 2011

Hello all - sorry for the delay in posting - I've been enjoying the sunshine and I hope you have too. Had a fantastic day out on Sunday at Uttoxeter race course at the Quilts and Embroidery 2011 Exhibition. It was great - fab pieces on show and great company too. So I thought you might like to see some of the work on show:

Great work I'm sure you'd agree.  A real surprise for me was the postcards we'd made at Leamington Embroiderers Guild. It was great to see all our work on show. Take care and enjoy the sunshine.

Angie Hughes class

Hi all. Yes surprise surprise - here's another post. Just got back from a class with Angie Hughes organised by the Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild. It was so popular we had to book her for an extra day.  Had a great time and wanted to share with you what we all got up to.  So here's what I ended up with. For those of you who know - you'll see there's a lot of work left to go. And below is another piece I managed to get started on - much bigger and a different colour scheme - lets see how it goes. If you get the chance do Google her please do as there are lots of images out there of her work as well as lots on her site. If you get the chance to take a class with Angie - please do - I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. I also popped in to see the Market Bosworth Quilters yesterday. Theye were taking a class with Edwina MacKinnon. Another great teacher.

More holiday snaps...

So here are a few more holiday snaps.

See you all soon