The Final Countdown

Today is day 10 in the mini collage series.  You can see them all here, with links to the original post by clicking the picture.

Some of them will be on view at the Festival of Quilts.  We’ll be there on stand H22, so come along and see what we have to offer, and talk about any of the online courses or other workshops that may interest you.  Time is running out for preparation.  We leave early tomorrow.  Hope to see you there.  I’ll be demonstrating scrinchies from time to time, don’t miss it!

Paper Fabric Tutorial

I love working with paper.  Recently I’ve embarked upon a ‘collage a day‘ exercise, but there are other ways in which I use paper.  One of the things I love to do is to convert flimsy tissue into a substantial surface that will work like a fabric.  It isn’t ‘fabric paper’, this is different, and is a technique I’ve been using for nearly 20 years.  Do let me know if you give it a go.  Lovely effects are possible and you can find all the details here.

Fun with the embellisher

Last night we visited the Embroiderers’ Guild in Chelmsford.  I gave a talk and demonstration on the embellisher, and I had a lovely time!  Afterwards there was a chance for members to try one of the three machines we took with us, and I’m glad to say that several gave it a go!  It was a truly lovely evening and we were looked after very well.

Unfortunately we travelled home at ‘that time of night’.  Those of you that don’t know the M25 won’t realise that there is a lot of reconstruction happening at the moment.  Many of the lanes are closed at various times – and last night several stretches were down to a single carriageway.  It was tedious, and therefore nearly 1am by the time we arrived home.  We weren’t frustrated, though – what’s the point?  There was absolutely nothing we could do about it, so we just patiently joined the queue.

Today I’ve been enjoying myself on the sewing machine.  I had some work to finish, and at the same time I’ve been making some more cards.  Here’s one using my hand-dyed paper.

All cards are for sale, and would also look good in a little frame.  If you would like to buy one let me know.

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