Saturday, August 15, 2015

Notan . . . .

. . . .  that I didn't manage to do at the latest Dorset Contemporary Quilt group that met 2 days ago, because I couldn't attend.  But having read a report on the work on it at the meeting, and looked up some Youtube videos, I had a go, the first I've ever tried! It is certainly an interesting technique, and one I'd like to work on some more, probably only with paper, though there must be some way of doing it with fabric.  Or maybe just draw it and colour it in????

This one needed 2 sheets of paper but I stuck them together a bit crooked.  Oh dear!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Latest Infinity project . . .

. . .  an 18" square made of torn strips painted and printed on, plus couching in a zing colour.  The strips are all different fabrics, stitched together then painted with fabric paints.  I've not done any printing yet but will do.  I forgot it, so will see what I can fit in around the couching.
The colours are a bit stronger in reality than they look in the photos.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Books that the Dorset CQ group . . .

. . . may be making at the next meeting:
First 2 pics, a warm-up exercise and a chance to try out the basic things done when making a book.  Easy sizes clockwise from top left : A4 card - half A4 card - one quarter A4 (postcard here) and one third A4, and up to, say, 12 folded pieces of paper.
Moving on, using the basic technique, books with more than one 'signature' (folded bunches of pp.), - Another possibility:  use an old journal quilt (or other fabric piece) for the cover.

Basic cover - A4 card, (here printed on)
or measured and cut out of a side of a cereal box, cut to size and covered with painted paper.

4 - 5 signatures
each of which gets stitched in one at a time, and various straightforward patterns are possible. 

Some others are quite complicated and involve having more than one signature being stitched in at the same time.

If the book is to be fitted into a removeable fabric book cover, then the cereal packet doesn't need any paper or paint, and the stitching can be simple as it is invisible inside the cover.

So, hopefully this will help a bit in deciding whether to try making a book, and what sort of book to go for.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Traveling to . . . . .

. . . . . ?
Early Sunday morning, when the sun was rising, there were all these plane trails in the sky.  Where from?  Where to?  Its a mystery. And the second one down is moving.