Looking at options for the hexagons, this seems feasible, but will need more tweaking of layout to ensure enough contrast between adjacent flowers. Some of the stripes are overly dominant, but aren’t we all sometimes?
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
This month’s edition of Stitch ( not be be confused with Stitch, or Stitch which I have not read) has some simple hand embroideries of trees, easily adaptable to your own stitch designs. One episode of Spooks produced, sewn with lovely thread from Lunatic Fringe Yarns, bought at the Handweaver’s Studio. This is about 12cm long.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Trying this out as recommended by Two On Two Off who is an active blogger, and has posted about the issues interweaving photos and text on Blogger.
Photos seem to be much easier to load
Sea kayaks in Wales
Photoshop manipulation, negative and then polar coordinate swirl of sea kayaks
More photoshop, negative, plus different polar coordinates of sea kayaks
So far, so good, hopefully more blogging of Morley adventures ahead.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Then intriguing buildings with some history, The Time and Talents Settlement
Bonkers shops only found in a prosperous city.
Trying on wantable shoes from United Nude, and then to the Horrockses exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. On until 28th October, get there if you can. Beautiful clothes, moving reminiscences, fabric samples, insight into the textile designers' processes, well laid out and spacious rooms. The textile designs were particularly interesting to see, especially the architectural prints printed out lengthwise down the fabric bolt to allow 5 yards of skirt to have a continuous design around the circumference. The designers of the fabrics evidently had very free rein within the company and could take influences from exhibitions, nature, architecture, and even food.
Lastly a quick whizz around Covent Garden and environs: hats in the window at Stephen Jones, themed for the London Film Festival
Thursday, 14 October 2010
The last image is of the back of the starfish-like paste print. This was a piece of screen printed paper found in the Morley studio bin, but was too great to throw away.
Then, followed up by a morning trying out my friend's Sashiko machine by Babylock - what an incredible experience. I'm not a sashiko stitcher, but this machine quilts in a very straightforward and easy way and is the nearest thing to hand quilting that I've seen. Lines, spirals, circles, swirls, all within easy grasp. If you get a chance to try one out on a quilt , then jump at the opportunity..... but start saving up. Thanks so much L!
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
You know you've done an OK job as parents when your son is excited about going to school like this......