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Experimenting

Well, we are living in a very odd world at the moment – the stuff of sci-fi novels of the 60’s. It has, in theory, given us all more time to jobs but it is difficult to focus and most of us are spending more time checking up on friends and relatives.

So it seems a good time to experiment – I do have some deadlines but not for a while so I am playing with reverse applique. This one was okay until I washed it to make the top fabric fray. Wet, it is much more fun. So the next piece will use dyed organdie as the top so that it is transparent and the breakdown cloth shows all over. That is the theory.

Break Down Circles Book 1

I have lots of small pieces of fabric left over from the Break Down Circle pieces so I am using them to make books. Still learning how to make them and get them looking good. Here is one of them.

Break Down Circles

In October and November, I travelled to China – a great experience. The cities were enormous often with 30 million people ie half the population of the UK. Mostly, they were modern and clean – very little of old China is left. That was reflected in art galleries and museums and even their Beijing Summer Palace and Great China Wall are not that old. The parks are very clean and beautiful with activities for the elderly communities that are provided free by the government. Buildings are tall and modern and go on for miles. Needless to say the food was fantastic made from rally fresh ingredients.

Once home, I needed to sort out Christmas for the family – a lot of internet shopping.

And for the last week I have been hard at work finishing work for CQ West’s Unfolding Stories 4 which opens in May in Stroud. Above is a taster of my work. The work isn’t actually round, just the images. Hope to see you in Stroud. Check the CQ West website for dates and times – http://www.cqwest.uk.

More broken circles

I have been enjoying making these small quilts or as I call them, textile prints. Here are two more.

I also made a small book as part of a book making course I am doing – not perfect but I now understand Coptic binding – yepee.

Thanks for reading.

Breakdown circles

Breakdown Circles 1

I am trying to get my blog to share with Facebook and it seems I either have to pay a fortune and buy a Jetpack subscription or I can add a page to my Facebook and post to the page rather than my Facebook Home – I will have to see if this works at all!!

Creature of Habit

Why did I keep my spoons in the sets in which I bought them? I can never easily reach the size I want. So I have just tidied them up unto hooks of one size only. This should work better. As you can see I have loads of spoons, collected over the years. Do I need them all? Who knows?

Breakdown fabrics

I have now pinned a number of my breakdown fabrics on my wall to work out what I want to do with them. This is the wall:

Wall of Breakdown

I have found some plain fabrics that can be put together with the breakdowns. The next step is to dye some more plains – I have meters of grey and blue – not much yellow, green and orange. so to work when I have cleared my table which is full of papers ie necessary admin.

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