Friday, January 31, 2014


Last weekend I spent teaching at Missenden Abbey. Gina Ferrari has written all about the Abbey on her blog here as she was also there at the weekend teaching her C&G course.

I had a full class of eight students, six of which were from a group called 'Wandering Threads'.

This is Heather. I had already met Heather before at Plas Tan y Bwlch in Wales last year.
More of Heathers work with Lutradur, Xpandaprint and Embossing Powder.
This is Janette - the type of student you always hope for in a class. She gave us a really good laugh and was a good sport.
Alison, Chris and Janette again all working hard.
This is another member of the same group, Jill - goodness knows what she was doing down there!
Jan, on the right of the photo is the sixth member of the group. We also had Jane, in the centre and Bernadine who I didn't manage to get a photo of.
At least I remembered to take photos!

Its ALQS time again - number 8. Details are all here. The deadline is this Monday, 3rd February.
There are 45 names in the pool and so far 23 quilts have been posted. I already have several favourites from the ones that are pictured.
This is my entry for this round. A lot of people have already guessed that.
It hasn't been especially made for this round - that is allowed. Some of you reading this blog will have seen it before. All I have to do is put a back on it.
It is called 'Life's too short too dance with ugly men' - which is what the latin script translates to - and is 45cm square. The background is Cotton Duck machine stitched on to blanket. The Celtic motif is Pumice Gel stencilled on to Kunin Felt. Randomly stitched on to Pelmet Vilene then zapped before stitching to background. The wording has been printed on to dressmaking tissue paper using a laser printer and adhered to the background with Golden Polymer Medium just prior to adding colour. The whole piece has been given a layer of gesso before being coloured with Golden Fluid Acrylic paints in Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Transparent Red Iron Oxide and Paynes Grey.

And that's it for this week. 5 weeks, 5 blogs. I'm managing to keep it up at the moment. :)


Julie said...

Well done for keeping up with the blogging :-) Your workshop looks a lot of fun.

Heather said...

Looks like a great course and I love your quilted piece.

Gina said...

It was evident from the fabulous work being made that all your students had a briliant time last weekend. And thanks for the riding hat! (That'll get your other commenters wondering!)