Thursday, May 30, 2019

Old Buildings - stitched collage


During my journey with #The 100 Day Project ,  I featured mostly stitched collages of  my observations of "nature". I have been trying to walk every day around my neighbourhood or wherever I am and notice some of the things I usually take no notice of. The exceptions have been if I have been doing something different or if I am walking around the city. I am drawn to heritage buildings and enjoy interpreting them in this way - paper and cloth stitched in a collaged fashion on a used envelope. Here are the results of a few. 
Today I will be completing Day 59 of 100. If you would like to see more of what I have done, the photos of other envelopes can be found on a few different social media sites - Instagram  or Facebook 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Folded Fabric Books at Studio CC


I am very happy to be included in the 2019 workshop program at Studio CC. There are still places available for this creative workshop -   Now only  one day : 22 June 2019. 
 Please go to the Studio CC website  for registration information . 



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in my world and to all those who fulfil of the role of mother.... blessed are you who love unconditionally, protect and nurture the young and vulnerable. Enjoy and celebrate today... 

Image : "Masked Owl Protector" - art doll: Wilma Simmons 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Brooching the Subject #3 - Winners!


And the winners are .... Congratulations to all the artists who participated in this competition - every brooch is very special . Special Congratulations to the winners.
Thanks to Jen Florey who had the difficult but happy job of choosing winners from such a fine selection of beautiful miniature art works.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Red Cheeks - Stitched Faces

With my sewing machine threaded up with black thread and the feed dogs down, prepared for free machine stitching for another project, it was not a hard decision to stitch a couple of "faces " for Tag Tuesday where one of the team's designers, Michele  has chosen "Faces" as the current theme. 
These are free stitched  on a Bernina sewing machine - nothing fancy, just lower the feed dogs and add the spring loaded darning foot... I don't design before hand and just use the machine to sketch, hence these faces are in no way symmetrical or beautiful. I like the spontaneity of these and they take me only about 15 minutes to complete. I then cut out the embroidery and adhere it to a prepared cardboard tag.