Monday, November 26, 2007

Cleaning the Studio

I have spent most of the day cleaning up my studio - it's so tidy I will have to mess it up tomorrow - well the next day anyway. Bruce came around to inpsect and decided that I needed to do a bit more so he is coming to photograph tomorrow when I have tidied my big table. That's how your kids get their revenge....

This is one of today's flowers - embossed velvet - I will stitch it tomorrow and join it to whatever is going to be on the other side. And of course, Joan, you can see them! I am just trying to gather my ideas and techniques into one place.
Today a copy of Embroidery Studio arrived from Amazon. I have had a copy for a long long time but I haven't been able to find it anywhere and I am sure I haven't loaned it out. Maggie told me it was very expensive on Amazon etc now but I managed to obtain a copy for a good price. I am sure mine will turn up and then I will sell this copy for what I paid for it. It has been a particularly valuable source book for a long time - Val C-H has 2 contributions and she has signed my original so that is why I am still searching. As a book, each contributor looked at a piece from the Embroiderers Guild collection and intrepreted it in her own way. One of my favourite pages of 2 is Jean Mould's page below. It was my intro to hand made paper and I used to spend ages staring at these two pages.


The scan doesn't do justice to the work. As an inspiration for ideas rather than projects or copying stuff, it is superb.


On our front verandah (as a result of my tidying up), I have a spinning wheel, a trolley thing (very useful for carting stuff to workshops in) an a big bag of spools for winding down onto. They are free but need to be collected by Thursday morning before we go to NZ. I also have a pile of textiley magazines for anyone who wants them.

4 comments:

Ruth said...

Too bad I live on the opposite side of the world - it sounds like a great free find!

Doreen G said...

I'll hop in the car and drive like a crazy woman--oh damn I forgot I have to take my Granddaughter to school.

Penny said...

Would have loved the spinning wheel but cant drive across the nullabor at such short notice!Bother bother.

Stitch 'n Dye said...

Sorry about the fence! I so know what you mean about those paper pages in the Studio book. I was lucky enough to take a class with Jean and the EG at Hampton Court many many years ago - in my C&G days. Great fun and good papermaking tricks learnt.

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