I managed to get out and buy the current issue of Simply Homemade magazine yesterday. In this issue (15) they have my appliqué bird cushion which is made from an upcycled shirt. Again blogging from my phone so I am not sure what the photos will do.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
I have been up in Dundee since Thursday. On Friday I taught a workshop to 19 fourteen year old girls. With minimal help they all made a book cover. Today six girls made drink bottle holders and pockets to put things in.
After I had finished I went round the McManus museum. It had some fantastic artefacts and the most amazing piece of indigo dyed cloth. I took photos on my camera not phone so will post those once I am home.
We have 25 entries into the children's competition. Fingers crossed there will be a photo of some dolls in traditional costume attached to this post. I'm blogging from my phone after
downloading the app!!
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Wishing Tina a restful time as she will not make it to Dundee due to a broken leg. Maybe we should have made that cardboard cut out to accompany the Skype and telephone conferencing!
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
I am teaching this again at the studio in Spalding on June 16th and July 28th, limited places on both workshops now so contact me for more information.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
Sweetypie gave me this very large pan that was donated to her jumble sale. It is very old but I have got four meters of cotton it in to mordant for some natural dyeing. I always use aluminum acetate when mordanting cotton and after simmering for about an hour I leave everything in the pan soaking four 2-3 days as I find this givse me the brightest colours.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
As you can see I am taking over the studio.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Twisted Thread are now taking bookings for workshops for Festival of Quilts 2012. This year I am teaching one half day academy workshop, one children's workshop and two quick and easy sessions. I have been going at Festival of Quilts for the past ten years (where has the time gone?) and love the fact that I can meet up with lots of friends, some who don't live in this country. Lots of exciting things to look forwards to (and kits to make up)