zaterdag 30 september 2017

October nearly upon me ...

October means two things for me :

Blogaversary  : number seven !
(so a  GIVEAWAY  is appropriate)

and  2
Pink Ribbon month is about to start
(though I'm still not quite sure what to make)

For the giveaway I have my little

15 x 15cm
(5.9 x 5.9")

Leave a comment here if you want to join in the raffle.
I'll announce the winner on October 15 !

For the Pink Riibbon challenge
I will make textile jewels again, that's for sure.
But I might use various techniques this time,
not just felting ...

My sewing machine is on the table
and I made various trials these last few days ...

Time will tell, no doubt


some machine stitched textile beads ...

In the garden things are really slowing down now,
but the Verbena bonariensis is still going strong
and so are the asters and the Allium tuberosum
(also known as garlic chives)

And although the tourist season is nearly over
the special horse-and-carriages are passing by in their slow pace.


zaterdag 23 september 2017

samples ...

More little samples

but I still don't have a clear plan

(October's not that far away ...)

woensdag 20 september 2017

love, to and fro

I've already told here many times before
that the class, and blog, of Jude Hill
generated a warm, worldwide,
stitching community.

Though distances are huge
friendships were born,
love (for stitch, cloth and people)
went to and fro.

Admiration and love encouraged me
to send some bits of fabric
to Hazel ...

And today :
(with some known bits of fabric)
came sailing back to me !
(The envelope seems to have had a lot of tail wind)

A tiny delicate "ship of hope, love and peace"

Together with a wonderful card and a lovely strip
of soft blue fabric !



Yesterday put my machine on the table to try out
something with water soluble ...

(don't know if it's a success ..... )

zondag 17 september 2017

textile biennial Rijswijk 2017

Just in time
(because the exhibition is only till next Sunday)
we, Man, daughter and me,
went to Rijswijk today.

(just click on the video to get an impression of it all ...
or go there next week ! )

I knew this fifth textile biennial was a great show,
but we just didn't find the opportunity ...
until today !

24 international fibre artists are showing their work.
In an exhibition like this there are always a few
you don't quite like,
but there were some amazing art works !!!

"Dementia darning"  by Jenni Dutton
(for us the most impressive set of works)

Susanna Bauer

Jon Eric Riis
(tapestry and beads)

Kate Just

Ji Seon Yoon

Alice Kettle 

Murat Yildiz

Maryam Ashkanian

June Lee

Sophia Narrett

Agnès Sébyleau

Tamar Manon

Janaina Mello Landini

It was a true joy !

zaterdag 9 september 2017

September ...

September is already on it's way.
There was some sun,
there was a splash of rain ...

Nooo ... not as big a splash as this ...
this splash was made for the
(still on-going .... no we can't stop)

on-line felting class of Corinna Nitschman

the month started with a long-desired wish :
solar panels
Our roof faces south-west, so why not !

Happy now !

The postman brought a long-expected package from Germany !
Some months ago I got a proposal for a swap
from a German blogging-friend, Heidi
a special pendant for her and a handmade stoneware bowl for me.!
I send her the pendant and patiently waited.
She needed some time to make the bowl ...
bring it to the kiln ...
then it was holiday-time ...
so she send it the end of August.

Ahhhhh, had a fright when it arrived : a big hole in the package ...
but luckily Heidi had packed it safely in two cartons !!!
phew !

Isn't that a beauty ?

Love the design she made of the flowers I could choose :
Fritillaria and Snowdrops !

And with it came a piece of her solar-dyed fabric !
SO happy with it all !


And on went the making of felted shells
(I must confess : it starts to look like an addiction ...)

Two new spiral ones and an "old" one,
and two more "normal" shells, but forgot to take a picture.

And, to unlearn, another pair of wrist warmers.