ramblings about textile art and anything else relevant or not - Dale Rollerson is a textile artist - writer - teacher and passionate owner of The Thread Studio
Sunday, September 29, 2013
a little of this and a little of that
I am still on the deli paper - this is the Aussie deli paper - it is very similar - I have been using it as a base on which to spray tags with Glitz Spritz - these are the basket tags for Ally Pally - and then I use the gelli plate to create lovely paper. Always more to do later. All the boxes went off to London on Friday night - lots of work - not so much so many boxes but being quite specific about what to take and trying to keep in a weight limit - it is never our desire to have to bring things back - even more expense on return than going. So I hope I have a great eclectic collection of our lovely stuff to appeal to the visitors who come to the show. then Ian has all the paper work to do which looks rather tiresome to me and then pop it all out to the carriers. It should be in London tomorrow.
http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/exotic/silkcording/text.htm - if you want to check it out. Pleased with how it turned out and then because I had nothing better to do, I made a lid for the top. All in an evening's work.
I am trying to decide on a colour theme for my holiday stitch this year - I an setting myself a challenge to work with just one stitch as preparation for one of my articles in the e-mag. I thought of black and white with a touch of red but now I am not sure. Maybe I should stick to the bright colours or.... Any suggestions appreciated. I just am not good at being willy nilly - I have to have a colour plan in my head. Anyone else like that? It will waste hours while I think and change my mind.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
crumbs it is Sunday again already
We enjoyed the rugby last Saturday and will do so next Saturday I am sure.
I have started on hand stitching again with the plan to move into experimental ideas. I have started one of my articles for Issue 3 of threads-in.Fusion - I found one of my experimental pieces using buttonhole stitch. It looks like like fireworks, don't you think?
Ian is down to doing the business end stuff for Issue 2 and the web page will change soon so that new subs will start from that. So today is your last change to subscribe if you want to start from Issue 1. http://www.thethreadstudio.com/catalogue/infusion/text.htm I am so impatient but he is working on all of the links etc - the sort of detail I always ignore. I will be sending the codes etc out as soon as he has finished.
In the meantime I have started packing for Ally Pally - our boxes go on Friday - I have rolled and labelled many Flimsies and today I made up a pile of Time to Experiment packs. I hadn't realized how few we have left. So another busy week coming up. Just as well we have booked our holiday for after the show.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Hand Dyed Chiffon Ribbon
PS The special has now finished but we do still have a lovely selection of different hand dyed colours.
There are more than these but this is enough for now. They are crinkly chiffon and will felt in really well so for dry and wet felting or any surface stitchery or for knitting or making cords or anything else exciting like that. If you want - just email me firstname.lastname@example.org
So - choose from the numbers or take a punt. They are all lovely. I will put the colour each is most like beside each one but they are not necessarily true to the colour
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Grant is also sailing there in the 18ft skiffs - there are 21 of them and they seem to have to fit around the big boats - in fact yesterday the big boats (probably no road sense) came a tad wee close and the race dinghy popped in between. I expect it would have been frustrating - no doubt we will hear more if it was.
Back at base we are working away flat out - I have decided it is time to cut and roll all the silk laps - they are everywhere in the kitchen but I got through a few today. A little more under control now. I have also started packing etc for London because it will catch up on me so one box is done. full of threads and fabrics so far.
The other night we went to the Apple Daily - Perth dining down town has grown up and we could have been in Melbourne or London. It is in Print Hall - excellent food. We don't usually go into town to eat but will be back here again.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Pottering around with the black and white painted and printed deli paper, wax paper and Tissutex, I decided to cut and weave them and stitch them. Then I cut a flower shape and stitched it with red. It doesn't show that well but simply playing while I think.
We have had a busy weekend - first we had to go and vote, something we object to as we don't believe it should be compulsory and anyway both leaders are totally unbearable. And the cohorts who run with them. How to avoid opening one's ears for the next few years because you can bet that all those false promises will be exactly that. With the rhetoric to match.
Then we enjoyed two games of rugby - the All Blacks (and I am so pleased the weather was not like that in Wellie) and then I doubt if the Wallabies would have been happy with their result - maybe they still haven't got the messiah they thought they were getting after disposing of Robbie.
So I tried another and sprayed with different colours. This is the local wax paper and when I hit it with the heat gun it started distorting. Very interesting. Not sure what I will do next though.
I sprayed a sheet of Tissutex with Flat Fabios (they are the Moonglow without the mica) and when dry, did a rubbing with a red paintstik.
Grant is in San Francisco for the 18ft Skiffs - his boat is Fisher and Paykel if you happen to be watching the America's Cup as they are racing their heats straight afterwards starting today. Of course he will be enjoying watching the AC - NZ have had two great wins so far.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
spring has sprung
The deli paper everyone tells me is great translucent but as I have painted it with Opulent paints and blanche and triesse are opaque not translucent, there is no seeing through. Then I just had a play and stitchied all over the surface. The interesting thing is that triesse which has gold mica in the black (yum) came out black on the deli paper and the waxed paper but you can see the gold on the Tissutex - this will be because Tissutex is a fibrous paper and the others are not.
We have been very busy this week - lots of things arriving some not on the web yet but very nice to see one of my little pieces on the front cover of Embellish.
I haven't replaced my laptop yet and am missing my inkjet printer so when I have cleared a space by the big computer I will be able to pop it there. Too much stuff but I can't play with what.
Last night we went out with Val and Jim who are supposed to on their way back on a cruise which didn't and tonight we are off out with Jaslyn to a new restaurant for us. We will be enormously pleased when the election is over and the way the polls tell it, the voters will get what they deserve but don't complain to us. Far more important - two rugby games to watch on Saturday.
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