Sunday, 25 July 2010

Down to business and lesson learnt!

House work done, washing and ironing finished, grass cut, Gus's slide for his birthday ordered, so now time to play.

I need to make a fantasy insect for the Fen Edge exhibition, cant say I am terribly enthusiastic about it but thought I better make a start, my idea is to make a ‘Sugar Plum Fly’, I know she should be plum coloured but this is the greengage version………

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Had to stop here as needed to dye some thread for her arms and legs.  So sorted out my dyed fabric

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Just love these pieces, have saved one third and put the other two pieces into the next dye bath, hope I don't spoil them

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Not so impressed with this one, but still saved a third for reference.IMG_7012

Both pieces concertinaed up the bottom is sitting in golden yellow and the top folds have cerulean blue squirted on it.

My quilt that I took for us to sit on last night got Mollied…. Molly decided to spread butter on the quilt as well as on the bread, no problem so I put it in the machine to wash.  IKEA blue cotton fabric is not colour fast, all my beautiful brightly dyed fabrics are now sludgy version of their former selves :-(     Lesson learnt, they do say wash all your fabric before you use it – this is obviously why!

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After ironing all the neutrals that I dyed the other day – very pleased with them, thought I would make the sampler swatches for my work book.  Ended up with a pile of random strips and they said, sky, sea and foreshore so out came the embellisher, and that was it for the rest of the evening

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Not sure if it will work, but thought I would give it a go, the idea is the sky going down into the sea, this is where Jonathan Livingston Seagull/Mouette disappears over the horizon for new eyes to welcome him.

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