Thursday, 27 October 2011

Latest Project/3

Winter is approaching so I'm stepping up my patchwork production because we need an extra layer on our bed as the cold nights draw in.., so far 44 blocks made, tons more to do!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

What's A Girl To Do?

Sometimes I really, really, really want to get a dachshund. When I get that feeling I go to my studio and create one and in this case two to keep each other company!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Latest Project/2

When I get the chance I make a square or two for our log cabin quilt (possibly quilts) I've made about 25 squares so far, here are a few of the latest..

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Into The Hoods

I only had one day in the studio this week, I had a go at making a snorkel style hoodie as you can see from these samples. I also popped into one of our local haberdashers called Beyond Fabrics, it wasn't until I got back to the studio that I noticed how my threads had been cleverly packaged using a carefully folded page of a magazine, top marks to Beyond Fabrics, check them out here.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

It's Catching!

I thought I wouldn't be attempting another tapestry this decade until I saw this great kit at the British Museum. It's perfect - lots of delicious colours, a great design and what sold it for me - is it is only 7 inches by 7 inches - whoopeee - I'll be able to do it on the way to work on the tube! What's more is it's by Grayson Perry depicting his 'childhood teddy bear and god of his imaginary world' named Alan Measles after the boy next door and the bout of measles he had in his childhood - marvellous!
The photograph does not do the kit justice, the colours are much more intense.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Shut That Door!

Went to a great exhibition that has just opened at the British Museum with the other half. I have a weird block with this artist's name where I get him mixed up with two other great artists with similar sounding names. So whose work did we see ?.....errrrrrr........Larry Grayson - no! Perry Mason - no! I mean GRAYSON PERRY, yes third time lucky, Grayson Perry. I love them all so I hope I will be forgiven!'

It is an inspirational exhibition that celebrates craftsmen past and present and their well honed skills. GP spent two years trawling through the British Museum's archives to choose work to go along side his latest work. Check out what the exhibition is about here, I highly recommend it if you're in town.

Here you can see GP's teddy (not his actual special ted) sitting on his throne, on a bike that GP rode on during a tour around Germany. His bear called Alan Measles features greatly throughout this exhibition.