Out this morning to a class with Beverley Wood at the Discovery Centre, where I made this. The felt and sheers were provided, but we got to colour our own background fabric [the yellow green] and leaves – Stitch and Tear coloured with water-soluble crayons, then moistened with baby wipes.This has to be the least messy way of colouring non-wovens I have ever come across – and the baby wipes can be dried and used for something else. That tip alone was worth the price of admission. The course was good and I like what I made – although it needs a few beads before I’ll call it finished …
In now for supper, and then out again to a talk by Pauline Burbidge, also at the Discovery Centre. I shall be glad when the current quilt Exhibition there – which I haven’t yet got round to seeing! – is over. But I felt I had to sign up for almost all the associated events in over to encourage the DC to do more textile stuff. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Definitely non-textile, but my own photo manipulation [at BeFunky in case you haven’t guessed]. Sorry, ‘Angel of the North’ fans, this is the best Gormley sculpture in the world – in the crypt of Winchester Cathedral, in case you didn't know.
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