I had the most amazing time viewing the quilts, meeting people and teaching, however, my travel experiences tested me to the limit and left me rather scarred by the experience. It was difficult to add photos to my blog at that time, so I’ve decided to add them to this blog to share in this format.
So with that in mind I would like to share the work of the talented Inger Johanne Rasmussen.
The next step was to audition them on different backgrounds, however, I came to the decision that they look best on a plane color and I chose, turquoise Cherrywood fabric. I want to add the orange vintage knitting needles at the top and they would get lost on a patterned fabric.However, I discovered something when I placed them on the background. I hadn’t removed the tracing paper from the fusible so they were a little stiff and they threw a shadow on the fabric underneath.
I was in the middle of dinner, I looked out of the window and realised the light was just right. I gathered the cameras, and made a dash leaving the just begun dinner to go cold.
I wanted to catch the color, the texture and the beauty of the pink gum blossom.
Sock no 1. was completed and illustrated last week and I finished the other today. They are drawn and illustrated on white fabric..
There are a few techniques that I use for the illustration.
I took my favourite section of a group of soldiers from the Bayeux quilt and we created a small appliqué quilt. I’m not sure how Stuart is going to appliqué his, so it will be interesting to see the finished quilts.
Things are so different now. Craft is an art in its own box, and craft has been our Grandies normal thing to do when they visit. Some children take to it more than others and they surprise me with their knowledge and ability. I’m aware that I need to make more time for them and add to their experience.
I had a small apprentice in the studio today. She wants to copy everything I do, but in her own way. She has her own Janome Gem platinum, but today graduated to my big machine for a little thread painting. The foot pedal is on a stool and she likes to lay her head on the machine to feel it as she sews.
I got up early and completed the drawing on fabric.
As I mentioned in the previous blog, the white fabric I’m using to draw on is a very tight weave and I’m using a 0.1 pigment ink pen. Using pigment means that it will never wash out. It is there permanently
I could have appliquéd it but you all know I love to draw stuff so that’s what I decided to do. There will be appliqué on the quilt and quite a few embellishments but at this stage I’m just doing the drawings.
Interesting textures at the Brighton Beach sculpture exhibition, enjoyed by a couple of little people.