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Monday, 13 November 2017

To bead or not to bead, that is the question......

…. and for the October challenge on the theme of bacteria, the answer was most  definitely “to bead"

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and, to button

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Sewing tools

When I volunteered to assist with making costumes for the local pantomime, I thought I would just need my usual sewing kit. For the first costume, that was the case, dress for the female, youth lead, 

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However, when the next one was for the king of the rats, I needed to use tools less commonly associated with sewing.

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Thank you to Youtube for tips on cutting and sewing long-haired fake fur.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Thanks to Virgin Trains..................

... and a train journey of 2h being extended to 3h and 45 mins, I had time to start on my next series of the challenge.  Bacterial colonies, being embroidered on to cloth printed using the breakdown method.





















Sunday, 5 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Finishes, stitched and drawn on different scales

Part 3 of the seed series is finished, bound ( sort of, completed with a satin stitch, stitched with an overlock foot which prevents the stitching puckering and tightening) and a photo posted to the group page of the Contemporary Quilt Group. Lots and lots of texture on this one.

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A last session with the curved structure at the drawing course led to more collaged music,some additional ink and white chalk.

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Next week, we are drawing reflections which I love, but which I don’t love drawing!

 

 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Mad moments of military music

Rushing for a train, stopped in my tracks by a rendition of “Mac the knife’ by military bandsmen in Waterloo station.

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