Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Goddess, Runes and Winter Trees...

I've been asked to come up with an "alternative" "Winter Celebration" workshop for the festive season at Arts Alive in Crickhowell to take place on the first weekend in December.

So...

...I've decided on a mixture of "Winter Trees", "Goddess" and "Runes"





Maybe we can make some little "amulet books" with the rune blocks....



......or something else.....

...who knows......

:-)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Old teeth finished!

I had a WONDERFUL day at Tretower yesterday....

...loads of things going on and people to talk to.

Don't know if they're running it again next year, but if it's on the same weekend as this....I won't be able to make it as I'm at the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Summer School.

I'll miss Tretower...but will love Bishop Burton College I'm sure :-)

My (not quite) 30,000 year old "teeth" are now finished....

...it's amazing what a few drop of Adirondak Inks can do for Sculpey!!



I now have to drill some holes in a block of wood.....

...apply some double-sided tape...

...and get the finished results in the post to the Editor tomorrow.

Then....

...I've got some samples to get done and photographed...

...for some more arty-crafty weekend workshops at Art Alive this Autumn!!

Oh! Happy Days!!!

x C

Friday, 11 July 2014

Lava-bead playtime

Everything for Tretower was packed into the car yesterday...

...so I've given myself permission to play today....

...and what fun I've had with this latest batch of "Lava-Beads" made out of my Butterfly SoftSpun!!

(I've called them "Lava-Beads"  because they look like bubbly bits of pumice rock)






I've used Colourcraft's "Soft Form Relief Paste" and Acrylics to get the delicious colours....

...and will be doing demos on their stand G3 at Festival of Quilts next month :-)

(I'll also have some SoftSpun and Lava-Beads for sale at the show)

Have a great weekend ...

x C

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Teeth!

My goddess/earth spirit pieces needed a little "something" to accompany them...

...so I made some faux bone out of polymer clay....

...and used some 30,000 year old incised deer teeth as inspiration!!




More when they're finished...

x C

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Blackwork samples...

...have been done...

...ready for the Heritage event at Tretower Court this coming Saturday!!



I'll be down there all day...

...probably upstairs in the Solar...

...with samples and bits of fabric, thread and needles for folk to have a go.

The event is open from 10.30 to 4.30...

...come along if you're in the vicinity.




Now I'm off upstairs to finish off some teeth that have just finished cooking.....


x C

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Earth Spirit work....

...is coming along nicely!

I'm afraid all you're going to get are some rather oblique piccies....

...as these particular bits are for publication later in the year.

Sorry :-(





The sewing machine has been HOT!!!

Hope you've all had brill weekends...

x C

Monday, 23 June 2014

Printing to Stitch workshops at Festival of Quilts

I'm doing just one workshop at Festival of Quilts this year...

...Saturday evening from 5 til 8...

..."Printing to Stitch" C278

Here are a few panel samples I did some time back...





...and these are some of the spears that were featured in "STITCH" magazine...





I'm cutting some mask pieces while the sun shines....

...and have already done a pile of small panel blocks for participants to take home with them.

They are of a size that could easily be used for bunting!









I'll be bringing my own blocks for people to use....

...along with a large selection of Colouricious wooden blocks for decoration and loads of Colourcraft (and other) paints.

As each person will get a metre of Empress Mills calico fabric in their packs....

....they'll have plenty of stitching to keep them happy for the rest of the year!!


Pack contents:- 1 m  calico fabric; 1 hand-cut foam print block; hand-dyed embroidery threads.


Those who book, PLEASE BRING YOUR CAMERAS as there will be plenty of samples to take pictures of!

See you there...


x C