Continuing with Jude Hill’s class, which sadly will soon be over, this is the latest piece to try out some techniques – attached weaving into an existing woven piece, and shape shifting of a circle. Made with hand dyed bits, hence the fruit salad colours, this needs heaps of stitching and embellishment to look its best. This has been a fabulous course, and it is a pity that you cannot see some of the wonderful work done by class mates which has been posted on a private class blog, but perhaps some will surface on their own blogs in due course….such as Bittersweet
Yesterday was a glorious day in this neck of the woods, and Sunday usually means a trip to the local market. Often one finds nothing of interest, and on other days it can be full of treasures just waiting to come and live with me. Yesterday was one of those lucky days. I found various bits of old linen, that are currently on the clothes line, plus a lovely fabric bag. It looks like it is an old Laura Ashley linen, it was very inexpensive, and I bought it because years ago I had the pattern, made several and then disposed of the pattern as I thought it would not be used again. Wrong! Over the intervening years I have often thought of it, and tried to work out the dimensions but never got it quite right. Now that I have one again, it will be easily copied – accurately.
Best of all was a young woman selling an eclectic collection of things, including tubes of old buttons for a dollar a tube. She told me she had bought 40.000 buttons from a man who had a haberdashery shop, and these are supposedly from the 60’s. I was quite restrained, and these will be shared with my daughter who actually makes clothes, but I intend to keep a whole lot for myself….