Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Color, color and more color

Well, I haven't blogged much lately, but I have been doing things down in the studio. The blue sashiko quilted purse lies on top of a fulled wool sashiko quilted sample that I think will become a clutch type purse too. You can hardly see the stitching both in the pic and in person, unless you are right up close. It is a subtle varigated silk thread in shades of gold... quite a departure from the traditional blue and white, while still stitched traditionally. I have been working up samples for a painted cloth class I will be teaching in July, and the book uses some of the cloth. It is a work in progress, but it showcases Lutradur as the pages; they have been colored with acrylic paints and the cover has been stamped with JonesTones glue and foiled. The fabric started out in a mottled purple and I added stamps and sponged color to it. I really like it. I will be teaching this weekend, so won't get much time to play with paints. Love teaching though. I gave a talk today to the local EGA chapter, and it went really well. I was asked to do a workshop on the techniques I showed! I am happy!


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2 comments:

Kim said...

These are such lovely pieces of work, Kim. The colours are gorgeous and I'm glad that you're happy :)

Merlin, has been having all sorts of things happen lately. He's finally been offered the chance to be licensed, which I'm so over the moon about, and there are a couple of lovely mares that may be interested in him too! He continues to be a shining star for me, if a tad naughty at time :)

Kim x

Kim said...

I love your horse avatar. I wondered which Kim you were for a moment there :)

Thanks for your comments, I've not rested though! Maybe tomorrow.

Kim x