Thursday, 25 July 2013

Three weeks of news ... is it worth it?

Rather a cooler, damp morning so chores completed, a good opportunity to catch up with everyone on-line. I have been fiddling about with various ideas, but haven't actually completed very much. But I will share any way. I carried on with the poppy theme. Starting with an Derwent's Inktense pencil drawing on pelmet vilene, I then machine embroidered it. 

I shall add some hand stitched anthers, but not sure what to do with it yet.
I also did some more detailed Inktense drawings on cotton.

I turned these three into lavender bags.
 I also been playing in various sketchbooks.

novel brush wipe...

I have also decided to join the Embroider's Guild and nearest branch in Letchworth has Gina on the committee. I very cleverly joined in in time to attend their Summer Supper and listen to a very informative talk by Wendy Cotterill on spun bonded  fibres, mainly Lutrador; enjoy a delicious buffet supplied by the committee and buy a piece of velvet and dyed scrim from Sandra Beech and try a little idea she had, to keep my hand in.

 And finally a photograph of the most amazing sky last night, which made me think of mother-of-pearl.

Not sure what I will be doing next, but I will eventually keep you posted.