Sunday, 24 May 2020

Hexies Hexies Hexies!!

I'm on a bit of a "Hexie" thing at the minute...

Lockdown has done wonders for my tiny-hexie project (2956 1cm hexies!)

These are ready for flower-making...



These are flowers ready for diamond-making.....




Diamonds waiting for more diamonds....





A different project just beginning....




...and one that should have been done for sometime last year!!!





Keep safe and busy lovely people

x C

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

CC - Van der Valk stitching

So...

...Sunday evening I settled down...

...to watch Van der Valk...

...and thought that I would do a little bit...

...of Amsterdam House stitching :-)

Leaves upon leaves upon leaves...

(Take your time...you're in lockdown!!)




x C

Friday, 1 May 2020

Expo Experiments #1

It has now been decided that my "Surface" exhibition...

...with Gerhard Kress...

...due to take place between mid October and early November this year...

...is to be postponed until some time in 2021 (hopefully April or May).

So...

...my deadline has moved...

...but it gives me more time to expand my theme a bit...

...and do more of some things...

...and include extras. :-)

I love my work table right now...

...with a Bowl of Beautiful Bits...

...by Oliver Twists!!



They are getting used in between beads and sprouting threads...




...and when these stamens are all done...they'll go in and around too.




I tried desperately to get stamens in the sorts of colours that I wanted/needed...

...but most are a bit woosy and pastel shaded...

...so acrylic paints have to be pressed into action!!

Still...

...plenty of time for farting about right now!! :-D

Keep safe and well folks

x C

Friday, 24 April 2020

CC - Bacton Berries Part 2

So ...

....drawing done and transferred to fabric...

...I have started to stitch with these glorious yarns from Renaissance Dyeing!

It's their Elizabethan Range - dyed using traditional, authentic methods and materials.






Here is my drawing of the berries and leaves...




Feel free to use it if you would like to do a bit of Elizabethan stitching!! :-)

Keep safe

x C

Saturday, 11 April 2020

CC - Bacton Berries part 1

I have made a start on one of the elements I photographed on the Bacton Altar Cloth...

...enlarging the picture until it's the "right" size....

...then traced over the outlines.






I shall now go over the back with a transfer pencil...

...and get it onto some cotton twill cloth....

Have a good weekend folks...

x C

Friday, 10 April 2020

Corona Creative #8 .....Daisy Hexies done!

...and here they are...

...I have two sets of these ready to make into...

...something as yet un-decided.








I may make a bag or a book cover....

...and will post when it gets done :-)

These are the last of the daisies for now though...

...I have expo things to be getting along with...

...and will post a few oblique photos along that road.

Keep safe and sane...

x C

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Corona Creative #7 Daisy Needlebook

So...

...following on from before...

...I did a daisy stencil onto some fabric...

....stitched a circle around it...

...and embroidered both daisy and circle.

I then used some wadding and another piece of fabric to make a needlebook...

...finishing it off with some fluffy cotton knitting yarn around the edges.




A couple of pieces of felt inside keep your needles and pins safely in place!!

Why not have a go.....

x C