Saturday, 3 January 2015

New Year......New Challenges!!

Well.....Happy New Year everyone!!

I hope that you have recovered sufficiently after your Festive Celebrations.....

...and are raring to go to meet 2015 head on!

OK...

...just take things easy then :-)

I'm really hoping to do a bit more blogging than I did last year...

...which was so hectic/busy that I don't quite know where it went!

Mind you, it looks like 2015 is going to be even busier...

...with some VERY EXCITING things going on. (Sorry....can't let any cats out of bags at the minute)

I can say for certain though, it's going to be a year for writing....

...and that means experimenting too...

...making all the samples and finished pieces to be photographed.

I also have a few workshops and a Summer School to prepare for...

...and three cruise stints over the next 15 months.

The miles will certainly be clocked up over this coming period!!

Our Christmas plans went badly awry though.

We had booked the ferry etc with the intention of sailing across to France on the 19th December....

...staying in Alsace over Christmas....

...and sailing back on New Year's Day.

However health issues dictated otherwise, although we were able to shift the ferry crossing for another date so didn't lose £200 :-)

Hey nonny no!!

The stay at home did work out quite well though...

...when I managed to get a couple of substantial pieces of writing done, so they're off the list for January at least...

...and I've made a start playing with some Colourcraft Liquid Batik Dyes for which I have been asked to write a small book for publication later in the year!

Here are a few piccies of my first attempts at batik wax...






Now...

...all I have to do is iron out the wax.....

......apply some fabric medium....

...spray with Brusho.....

...and finish with black detail!

Woo Hoo!!

x C


4 comments:

Caterina Giglio said...

love your very geometrical batik shapes.. cannot wait to see the mischief you come up with in 2015!

Gillian Salmons said...

The batik looks very exciting and I'm looking forward to the finished results. Gilli @ Tasty Textiles by Textile Cottage

Chris Gray said...

Thanks ladies....

...more fun coming up! :-)

Jane said...

I had a bash at this years ago but never really got on with it.....you look like you're doing rather well with it though!