Friday, May 24
This is the next Textile Fragment I've completed. Soft lightweight denim onto which I've appliqued block printed flowers cut out of a curtain and some up and down button hole stitch as added embellishement. Chain stitched proverb.
So much to do but all those things are getting done bit by bit.
Have a great weekend.
Monday, May 20
The page is made of tea bags stitched onto a shiny voile fabric and there are all manner of teapots inspired by flowers and vegetables attached to the teabags. Its a fantastic page which the photograph doesn't do justice to.
Helen has sent me a tea bag of organic Rooibos tea to taste. I'll be saving the packet to make a page of different tea bag packets.
Thank you Helen, its the beginning of a great book.
Friday, May 17
Thursday, May 16
The Wenlock downs in Ooty is where the Ooty Gymkhana is.
Hole number thirteen at the Wellington Gymkhana. I couldn't find anyone to explain the Slender Waist or Micheal Green's words.
Tunnels of green make the summer heat somewhat bearable when you are out and about.
Tuesday, May 7
This long silence was not planned or intentional, it just happened that way.
During the long silence I completed this textile fragment.
I kept it in a pocket in my handbag and took it out to work on when I had to wait anywhere for a prolonged period of time.
It grew with additions of fabric, applique and embroidery until I felt it was complete.
There are pieces of cotton, tussar silk, cotton silk. Cotton which has been block printed, cotton stitched and dyed with tea and silk on which I've experimented with discharge.
I like to think of it as a textile art boro fabric.
Thursday, April 18
There was yellow waiting to be noticed at every turn this month.
You couldn't help but notice the Golden Shower. Pops of yellow in an otherwise dry landscape as we drove through Bandipur and Mudumalai early in the second week of April.
A little yellow fish with only a conch shell for company. This was part of the decor at a men's clothing store where R was shopping for shirts.
I've been busy the past two weeks and didn't get a chance to post on my blog but its all going to get back to normal from next week
See you soon, stay safe.
Thursday, March 28
There's a group of us on Stitchin Fingers who are doing a book page swap this year. Each of us has chosen a theme and every month each participant creates a page for another participant on their chosen theme. At the end of the swap each of us will get to compile the pages into a fiber book. My theme is Tea.
This page is for Shelly whose theme is Vintage Bird.
Detail of the page which is 8" x 8" and has a pocket on the reverse.
I must draw your attention to a collaborative art project being curated and exhibited by Danish artist Hanne Bang. The art project is called In a War Someone has to Die. Read more about it here or on facebook
I have to go buy a couple of handkerchiefs and get people to do some Malayalam and Tamil translation for me.
Won't you join in and embroider a handkerchief?