Sunday, 1 November 2009

...a bit of inkling.....

Having recently moved the bedrooms around (and, thus excavated a load of stuff that I hadn't seen for quite some time!)...

...I re-acquainted myself with my lovely little inkle loom, and made these bands.







The fabric surfaced too!

..an absolute LOAD of antique french cotton voile - found in the Emmaus in Hede (Brittany) on our last visit.

It was just sitting around waiting to be found, all wrapped-up at the bottom of a trunk!

What a find!......for 10 euros!....there must be at least 15 metres of the stuff!


These things have come back into the light at just about the right time...


...seeing as all exhibition pieces are now finished with, this leaves me free to play again.

I had said a while back that I was feeling like doing something a bit different, so now's a good time as any to start.

I've been doing a bit of red cross-stitch too....

...and one of the bands goes quite nicely with it, and with the antique fabric.





I have a number of bundles of old french legal papers that I found in a shop in Chartres....lovely writing.....

..so I've been copying them onto paper to use in some fabric/collage panels - with a "french feel"...


Quilting needles are out....


...let's see what transpires...

7 comments:

Guzzisue said...

ok, now I want an inkle loom....no,no, bad girl, no more room for new toys :-)

Chris Gray said...

Oh! Go on!

....they're only little....

Guzzisue said...
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Guzzisue said...

Thanks for your kind comments, you have been entered for the monster give away .

Clare Wassermann said...

I'm lucky to have discovered your blog. I used to sing with the LPO choir! and I do textiles. Well well I shall follow you!

Chris Gray said...

Welcome aboard Clare!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

A wonderful inspiring post. I love your woven bands. Yes, I want an inkle loom too!! Looking forward to seeing your french style collages and your found fabrics, they sound wonderful