Textile Tantrums

I am obsessed with fibres, thread, cloth, paint and all things textiles! Unfortunately I am also a procrastinator extraodinarire who spends more time reading, surfing the net and admiring the materials than creating! I struggle to translate my ideas into textiles - hence the tantrums!

Monday, December 11, 2006

I'm so excited!!!

Don't know if any of you are subscribers to Maggie Grey's Workshop on the Web (WOW) but she has been collecting books to auction off for charity. Various embroiderers such as Dale Rollerson, Sherrill Kahn and Maggie herself have produced books for sale. I placed a bid for book no 12 (http://www.workshopontheweb.com/bookaid/bookaid.htm) and found out yesterday that I won! I've posted the cheque and am eagerly awaiting my tunnel book! Looks really interesting and can't wait to get it in my sweaty paws. It will be the first piece of art / textile related work that I own. I will post more pictures once I have it.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I'm behind!

Only just finished lesson 4 for personal library of stitches and even then didn't spend as much time on it as I would have liked! We are now on the final lesson, 6 and I haven't even read 5. This is all despite having a week off work as I finally left one post (yay!!!!!! it was the worst year of my life) and am starting a new role on Monday. Managed to get most of my christmas shopping done though and spent a great day with my friend Sue watching drawing DVD and talking textiles!
Here's week 4's sample which looks at density using cretan stitch. Although I am not that happy with it I do really like the bottom section where I have built up a dense 'carpet' of stitches. i have never achieved this before so am really liking the way it has turned out. I cannot praise Sharon B enough for her class - it is excellent value for money and I am really learning lots about the stitches. On to lesson 5.......