Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Monday, 30 July 2007
I tried to work out a layout of all 3 pieces on one piece of backing fabric, and used paint shop pro rather badly to imitate eroding the edges of the pieces by cutting and stitching. It turns it into a nice tryptich effect.
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Then I pinned random strips of fabric to a backing cloth and added the yellow printed fabric on top. So far so good. Then I machine stitched from theback and cut back the top layer ... only it seemed to leave much too much of huge hole in the middle...
I think I will add hand stitching in purple to the centre star to blend it in more with the first piece (see further on).
Then I worked on the idea of the arms of the star being composed of separate triangles. It took ages to place all of the traingles (pieces of ribbon) and then they were bonded along with some random bits. I've started adding some detached wheat ear stitch. I wanted a stitch that gave the feeling of an arrow, and something I could use in varying sizes. I'm feeling really pleased with the delicate ephemeral effect this is creating.
Friday, 6 July 2007
Work by Paula, Daniella and Kaye (I think both of the lower pair are Kaye's - I'm sure I will be quickly corrected if not). There were so many excellent pieces that it seems mean to pick out only a few.
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
I don't recall when I last met so many lovely people all in one go. And how often do you get a group of 20+ people and find not one disagreeable person amongst them?
The Urchfont food was absolutely amazing - again not one dud meal in the whole time, not even so much as a single boring biscuit.
And I learnt so much! True, we worked hard and long hours, but it was all very well worth it. Thank you to Maggie Grey and Sian Martin, and thanks too to all of my fellow Distant Stitchers, I learnt and took so much inspiration from all of you.
OK, way way too much gushing, let's call this a day before we all get a bit queasy and get it posted. And look at me - I'm a blogger now (didn't I promise I'd never do this?), and I've achieved my first assigned task from the 3 days.