woensdag 12 januari 2022

result of the raffle

drum roll
. . . . .

my very late giveaway of last year's blogaversary
(eleven years of blogging)




(all the names of comments here and on FB)

(all folded and in the bowl)

(and this name "jumped" out !)

Easy this time :
no need to send it with snail mail
because Madelon lives close by !

dinsdag 4 januari 2022

new work

I started this year with some felting.
The end of last year I got the Lily-necklace workshop
of Anikó Boros as a present.
I've admired her beautiful work for quite some time.
(I think she learned a lot from Judit Pócs)

(I knew already how to embed stones in felt
and then made my own version, just trying to figure out a lot
But it was not as "clean" as I wanted it
so this present was a welcome excuse to start all over again

First I did a simple necklace using a lot of small pebbles
and another one with a pendant with one stone,
but just now I made the one I had been thinking about,
for my firekeeper daughter !

I'm very happy how it turned out !
(More so because I made a major mistake when I made the last "coat"
and nearly couldn't open up the golden stone inside !!!)

A LOT of work, but totally worth it !

for a wonderful workshop !

vrijdag 31 december 2021

finally the giveaway . . . and all the best !

Sometimes things are over before you really notice.

The December month is always
a busy time in so many ways
that you can hardly keep up with
the passage it time.

So on this very last day of the year 2021
I managed to have my long promised
(for 11 years of blogging !)

"fly free"

(torn, cut and stitched on 300gr watercolour paper)
13 x 18 cm

Just leave me a comment if you wish to participate in the raffle
(in one week's time)

I wish all of you out there a

zondag 12 december 2021

a Sunday star

Stitch Club is still going strong !
It is fun to look at things in a new way
through the eyes
of another textile artist

Alice Fox
had us stitch down unusual little bits
found in or outside the house
that you normally NOT interpret
going along with textiles.

For ages I "collect" bread bag tags
since I saw someone use them as fish scales
in a textile artwork.

There was one in Alice's collection
as she showed the plans for these two weeks,
so : why not  !!!

First playing with bits on the kitchen counter
and then when stitching started, deciding
WHAT to stitch first
. . . . .

The curly, popped open sweet pea seed pods
were definitely LAST !!!

donderdag 2 december 2021

thread Thursday

Yes, I'm slowly recovering of October :
I missed two workshops
but this last one by Emily Jo Gibbs
I didn't want to miss !!!

I LOVE her delicate "hazy" way she works
and immensely enjoyed the Stitch Challenge last year.

Though I don't have the "needed" silk organza's
I have lots of different colours in synthetic sheers.
They are not as sophisticated as silk, but they do work similarly
and tulle worked fine for the overlay.

Though it's autumn and the trees are bare
I looked at my pictures of the lovely
wild apple tree (Malus) in our garden
that flowers so proudly in spring !

Because this piece was started on the last day
that Bella was with us
it's dedicated to her memory.