Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A visitor...

 ...actually three, my friends Graham, Rich, and Patty.  And this delightful beastie of a Stitchwell with its goldfish-lined box
 1920s wallpaper

 Hand-painted decals
 Hearts..
and flowers..

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

OCP for February - Relaxation Studies



Oh, it's a Hard Life, eh!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

I don't remember...

...ordering a rainbow in this varnish
And the camera has been at it again.. Interesting POV

Friday, 13 February 2015

All in a weeks' work

Shelves of sewing machine parts.. This week is Feet and Plates..

Friday, 6 February 2015

Hand made

Fun at the Queens House in Woodbridge, with small persons sewing brooches
They had a lot of fun.. I had a good time too.. Thanks to all

Monday, 26 January 2015

Today's roadkill

 Soggy Sock
And Red Rawlplugs

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Rainbow In a Drawer, and Ghost in The Machine



Play time


Crossing Points blocks (also called Magic 4-patch)
These made with a 5-inch charm-pack set from Oakshott Fabrics
plus a white from the same people..
I think I may set these on point alternately with plain white squares
  
And this is another way of playing - four different cutting-points on the base block make for totally different looks.  Tutorial soon..

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Maddy Smith Memorial Exhibition

 Went to the preview last night, and was impressed.. I only knew Maddy later in her life, when she had ceased to make the ceramics that were her life's work in many ways, and by the time I met her, she had almost nothing of this work left, so I only met most of it for the first time yesterday.  Maddy was my student, and I think, my friend, in the last 7 or 8 years of her life, and she caught textiles and working with fabrics in a big way.
 She was always a good influence, never seeming to need reassurance that what she made was Art and Worth Doing, and this is refreshing.. And she could take a method or a technique and run away with it. transforming the result in her own way
 The exhibition is at the Anteros Gallery, 7-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, every day until Saturday 24th January (not Sunday 18th) from 9 till 5 each day
 There are things to buy, as well as look at, and some really splendid work has been loaned.
Please go, if you can.. this is it..