Saturday, 14 April 2012

French goodies and new work...

Of course I tried to get some vintage lace bits...

...especially at the flea market in Chartres on the Sunday Morning...

...but failed miserably!

What I did find there was this little book...




...stuffed full of "les mots sages"...

...that will find their way into some small pieces of mixed-media collage.

Just look at the marbling too....




So, with no vintage lace on the horizon, I plumped for new instead!



Luckily there was the delightful "Mercerie du St Pierre" in Montmartre, where I was able to pick up these beauties (for collage too).





(This last one will make gorgeous window nets in a not-so-little French house!)

Now a happy bunny!

Since I've been home, I've been getting stuck into a few new things...

..like brightly coloured Indian-flavoured stitching..



...and small sample pieces for my new exhibition theme, "Stitched in Stone", inspired by ancient Mayan stone carving.



This one is a complete departure ....

..and it's going to be both fun ....

...and a major challenge, because some of the pieces will be 1m x 1.5m.

Machine quilting is a new method for major work....

...I hope it all goes ok....

...as I have rather large walls to fill in August and November! :-o