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Sunday
Nov102013

Another post the same day.

I thought, having posted the first new post, that I really ought to be posting more up-to-date stuff.  However there was a real gap in my production.  I developed tendonitis in my thumb, going into my wrist and any stitching was completely out of the question.  With time, a little physiotherapy and patience, it is getting better but still has a way to go before it is really completely gone.  At least I am back sewing.

In September I started a course "Creative Journeys in Stitch" with Terry Donaldson at Yateley.  She is inspirational with her work and I  enjoy going to the classes.  At present there are 6 of us and we are all following themes of our choice.  I am working on Islamic patterns with a view to producing a quilt later which depicts Minarets and domes for my post C&G group Stitch Connections.  We are all working toward producing finished pieces in March to the title "Eastern Promise"

However I have so many other projects that it is difficult to keep to just one thing - so I don't try.  I have three quilts of my own on the go:  Eastern Promise, "Hot Air" (part of my Committed to Cloth work) and a new project in the pipeline - Sea Blue for the Quilters Guild AGM in April 2014.

Here is a peek at my sketch book for Eastern Promise:

 

I have been playing around with creating texture on fabric by writing with a needlenosed bottle and going over it severl times.  This is just once vertically and once horizontally.

But look what happens if you repeat that procedure!

The texture it creates is much better and more exciting.

I have also been practising mark-making.  So my sketch book has lots of marks and textures created by different pens, pencils, graphite stix etc.

So at present I am not yet moving towards designing my quilt properly but am just working with aspects of the subject to try and get a true understanding of the subject.

But other designs are afoot.................................!  Wonder what this will be?

 

 

Still in the playing about with and designing stage.............but I am excited!

 

Finally, just to prove that I do have stuff which is nearing completion.  Here is my "Hot Air" wall hanging.  I have quilted it but need to embellish it with further stitching and also sew all those ends in.  Of course I have to finish it for hanging too!

Still lots to do!

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