Sunday, 23 October 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Camera doesn't do justice to the colours. I've overdyed some samples to get the colour I wanted - in effect using the old watercolour painting technique of putting a coloured "wash" over the whole thing to lift it.
Dyeing is the sort of thing I like to do when I can't settle to anything else. Delia Smith roasts a chicken - I get out the rubber gloves!
Saturday, 19 March 2011
March 14 blog.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Below - the "feathery" side - the bag is not meant to resemble a creature but has echoes of feathers / tracks / claws - the base fabric for the outer is a heavy cotton sateen that was a beast to sew .... and below it a close up
Below the reverse side - surface stitching resembling cells and also slashes and scarring ... and close ups below main pic
Below- both sides are the same. Again, use of net which feels rough, and jagged shapes which say, "Don't mess with me."
Thursday, 10 March 2011
PS. I am working furiously to finish off Modules 2 and 3 and am indeed back on track after my time in the wilderness. Oh, it's nice to be back.