Friday, May 15, 2009

Rust, News and a Giveaway!

This is some of what I have been up to lately.
Vessels:

‘Doodle Book’You’d be forgiven for thinking ‘more rust, more journals – and...?’
BUT it’s the fabric/material (call it what you will) I rusted that is the issue here. It ends up feeling like a soft suede – unbelievable.

This (unfinished) hanging is also made from the same rusted fabric with a glaze over the top.Close up you can see the rust marks through the glaze.I also made this 'Doodle Book' from the same fabric. Not really my colours but it's good to try something different.The inside pages – all part of the process of putting it together.This is what was used for the inside cover – a wipe clean surface!

Although these pieces do not feature in ‘Stitching the Textured Surface’, you will have to buy the book to find out what was used and how to put them together. Hows that for a bit of cryptic wording? :)

Giveaway
As I said before the colours of this ‘Doodle Book’ are not really me so if anyone would like to give it a good home then just leave your name on here or if you’d rather, just email me ‘off-blog’ (is that a term?) and I'll do the usual in a week or so and draw a name out of a hat.

Fibre in-Form
For the latest news on the Fibre in-Form workshops, rush over here and take a look.

Calendar Girls

I received my May Calendar Girls postcard today. In case you can’t guess, the subject matter is a Monet painting for this month 'Sea Roses'– another difficult one. This is Doreens interpretation and its brilliant. From a distance it looks like a watercolour painting its only when you hold it close up you can see it has been embellished. Thanks Doreen, a wonderful piece of work.

I’m on the trade stand at the Essex Young Farmers Show this Sunday. Being the only woman in a chauvinistic environment they all seem to think I am well pleased to be serving refreshments all day Sunday!!! If anyone reading this is coming along, please come and say hello. Don’t think I’m allowed to mention the company I work for on here, suffice to say we are the dealership for those top-of-the-range green and yellow machines, so you should have no trouble finding me :)

46 comments:

Gina said...

The rusty vessels look great Lynda. Love to be included in your giveaway... very pretty colours! Have a good time at the show.

Carol said...

Oh how lovely they are lynd, very delicate and lush! Will you count me in.

Rachel said...

I would love to win your beautiful Doodle Book. Enter my name!

Jacquelines blog said...

The rust vessels are lovely!

Ruth said...

I love the rust pieces. The doodle books is really not me either so someone who wants it should win. My husband loves those top of the line green and yellow machines. Too bad we won't make it this weekend!

Wil Opio Oguta said...

Please include me in this giveaway. I love your work (but that you know vbg)

Margeeth said...

Hi Lynda,
I've been following your blog for some time now, got on it through Wil's blog.
I really admire your work. I think I know what you mean when you say the colours of the pinkish doodle book are not yours, I like them a lot, so can I be included too?

jill said...

I can always give a doodle book a good home & promise to do my best doodles inside. Love the rust vessels, they've photoed well.

Genie said...

Love the rusted work, and please include me in your give away,
Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

I would love to be in your giveaway please. Your rust vessels and doodle book are so elegant. Can't wait to get a copy of your book and find out all those secrets!

Corryna Janssen said...

I must try the rust dying this summer. It looks so beautiful. I also like colors of nature :-). But, I also like other colors and I would love to be in your give away.

I will be on the 'out look' for your book (is that an English term?).

Corryna

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Now I've seen your beautiful rusted fabric, I'm going to have to get busy and make some more! It's such a fun process.
Your books and the vessels are all wonderful!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Oooohhh!!!! I love your rusty vessels. Please include my name in your draw to have a chance at winning the book. Thank you!

Doreen G said...

Love the vessels Lynda--and the books are fantastic.
Glad that you liked the postcard --oh and I would love to be included in the draw.
Will you be sitting on top of the big green and yellow machine?

fontainefleurie said...

The rust pieces are beautifull! Now it will be summertime soon in the Netherlands I will give the rustdyeing exercises of the fibre-in-form a new try. And please I like to be noted for the giveaway, thanks a lot Dorie www.dovadi.web-log.nl/fiberfusing

Doreen K. said...

Your rust pieces are beautiful. I need to get busy and try that. Would LOVE to win you doodle book, love the colors.

hippopip said...

Glad to hear that you still have time to rust,please include me in the giveaway and I hope you are having better weather than us .

JaneO said...

Hi Lynda, this all looks good - I am a bit of a pink lady so would love to win your doodle book.

Jade said...

Really amazing work!
Loving the doodle book ( i wanit!) lol.
xoxo

indigocarole said...

Yes please. I'd like the rust one better, but will settle for the pretty one (!) The book has been put back to June, boo hoo :(

Emmy said...

I just love your work and I love to give this piece a new home

Fibrenell said...

Oh, I'd love to win your doodle book. Count me in please (and I'll gladly cover postage..). can't wait for the book!
Cheers, Helen

Pat said...

I like the term doodle book and I just love the rust one. Some people get all the good jobs! Hope the weather is kind and you don't end up wading through mud.

Judy said...

Hi Lynda: I love the colors of the doodle book. Please count me in.

tattiekite said...

I've only just found your blog - it is inspiring - WONDERFUL. May I be included in your giveaway please?

ANNA said...

Love the rust, lvoe the book and would love to win it!! Pelase enter me in the draw

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Love the suede effect.
I think you are more of a Rusty Missus now than Purple Missus!!!!
Cheers
SAS

JannArt said...

What a great post. I love all the work in it. Such a feast for the eyes. The colours are lovely. Books are wonderful. A visit to your blog is always enjoyable.

Sandy said...

You've certainly been busy. The rusted pieces are wonderful but I like the other too. Something from you would be a treasure. I hope I'm back to normal by the time the next class is ready for teaching. I'm on the list for the book.

Di said...

I love your rust pieces and your Doodle Book is wonderful. I love the colours and I'm sure my doodles will look great in it!!! Please enter me in the draw. Thank you

Yoonie said...

Love your blog and the lovely things you do! Come visit my blog and studioshoppe!

Hugs...Yoonie

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi, I've just found you through Carol's blog as I'm going to be signing up for the workshops and eagerly awaiting the new book too!

Will add you to my blog list as you have some wonderful textiles here

Carolyn Saxby

Guzzisue said...

a doodle book for doodle day doodles :-) love the book, please enter my name....ta

Waltraud said...

Beatiful work!
Regards
Waltraud

gilby said...

I would love to win your book please enter my name

Penny said...

I would love to be in the giveaway too. Love th vessels, we are away fishing so just luck I looked at the computer.

dot said...

Always a pleasure and inspiration visiting your blog, would love to give the doodle book a good home, please include me!

Carol Sloan said...

My husband and I rust dye fabric as well! Take a peek at my blog-there are some pics of our fabric in my blog history. I LOVE what you did with yours! Awesome!

Michelle said...

your new rusty pieces are truly beautiful, Lynda. I'm looking forward to the release of your book!!

Becky Vigor said...

I am not just here for the giveaway - though it would be churlish to pass up a chance to win your gorgeous journal :) I wanted to say how much I love your vessels and hanging, and am very intrigued about how you made the fabric - if it is indeed fabric... How long do we wait for the book? And does it involve a lot of sewing to make these vessels, or could someone like me have a go at it?

Diana said...

I think your doodle book is lovely and would love to enter the draw please!

Scrappy Cat said...

Well now, with 41 comments before me, I know I won't win this, but I'm going to enter my name anyway - you know what they say - you can't win if you don't enter! It's lovely.

lindacreates said...

I love the rusted vessels and the journal and wall hanging. I plan on rusting my fabric and papers now that the weather is warmer. Love love love the online class.
Count me in on your giveaway, can't win if you don't put your name in!
I look forward to your new book.

Stitchety Grub said...

I would love to be included in your draw if it's not too late
Britt in West Australia :-)

MargaretR said...

Lovely work Lynda. Can't wait for that book!

TracyB said...

I'm so sorry I missed this post (outta the country you know) lol