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!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

WIP medieval hanging

I really can't work out how to get my pictures in order - they all want to sit at the top of the post!! So here are some pictures of 1) wallhanging / collage in progress on the design wall and 2) more cathedral prints that I plan to use in another hanging

Textile pictures at last!!!

For those of you that hate dogs....back to the textiles!

I have finally finished stitching my cathedral piece and have been debating what to do with it. I used a really nice multi coloured metallic with a black core (madeira) for the stained glass windows - absolutely gorgeous when you scribble with the machine!

Anyway I had thought to use this on a book cover or maybe a box lid but when I went to Brenda's creative potential class she suggested I incorporate it into a wall hanging. I had a pile of painted / screen printing / block printed fabrics and papers all around a medieval theme. Unfortunately because I lack the space at home (and was too scared to start!!) I hadn't started to put them together. Having read Traci Bautista's fantastic book 'Collage Unleashed' I decided I wanted a random collage type hanging. I usually work very symmetrically and I was keen to move away from this.

Brenda (as always) was a great help and at the Bramble Patch I was able to get all my pieces up on the design wall to see what I had. I started putting the pieces together...
Having trouble with picture will have to add later!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Puppy Update...introducing Uno

Thanks to everyone who commented on the cuteness of the puppies - they're gorgeous aren't they! Well we went to visit Carol and the pups last Sunday despite the awful weather and me suffering from a terrible stomach ache.
Carol had recommended little Uno as the best pup for us and we were besotted so he will be coming home with us in just under 3 weeks (and counting).

Here I am giving him a cuddle

And having a nap...it's a tiring life being a pup!

Today I bought a new digital camera so I can take action shots of him as he grows without just getting a blur!