March 30, 2011
Every now and again someone special walks into your life! It doesn’t happen often, and it comes out of the blue. To acknowledge this friendship my husband Chris crafted this beautiful jewellery box from a flat piece of myrtle hardwood. It also features tiger myrtle wood with its eye-catching textured lines.
I made the fabric insert, based upon my love of the Ozzie outback and colours of the desert. This features silk and cotton fabrics, embroidered on my machine with lots of lovely threads, especially Superior Rainbow threads.
This box is on its way to Fibre Forum at Orange – being delivered by a colleague who is attending a week’s long workshop there. One of the international tutors will get a nice surprize in April. I cant wait to hear her excited response. It is such a nice feeling to give freely something that is made from the heart and hands, from the two of us too!
March 22, 2011
Rainy Sydney weather and molding paste seem to be a good match. Both take their time to dry out!
Seriously, I have needed the quietness of raindrops this past weekend to “download” from a busy few days in Adelaide. It has been soothing to spend time catching up with myself to create some molding paste background pieces. These are drying – probably for 3 – 4 days in this steamy weather. I will show you the outcome soonish.
and….here is a close up of molding paste on commercial fabric.
A lace doyley created the textured imagery.
March 7, 2011
Workshop finished….time at home!! Not as much as I would like, but nevertheless I have worked using “fabric” made at Isobel Hall’s terrific workshop. Its only little, I know – a brooch!
The background fabric was so easy to sew thread and beads into. My dear hubby made the wooden backing in lovely timber which sets off the textured finish in the brooch. I am quite chuffed with the result and am looking to working more with techniques that Isobel taught at our workshop.
So do come back and visit…..there will be more. And…just for your amusement, the photo (top right) is not a brooch……it was taken today of “man’s best friend” our Airedale terrier, Zenny. Her coat is just the right length at the moment, all cuddly and snuggly.