Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thanks to Sandy (Dangling By A Thread) I had a wonderful day yesterday. She had arranged a workshop with Dijanne Ceeval, her good friend who is staying with her, and invited me along. I only live about half hour away from Sandy and this is the first time we have been able to spend some time together so that was a bonus too.

Dijanne showed us her technique of transferring colour to Lutradur and talked us through the amazing quilts she had brought along with her. She not only explained to us the stories behind the quilts, which was fascinating in itself, but also spoke about the techniques she had used.

I took some wonderful photographs but if you pop along to Dijanne's blog you can see them in much better detail.

She also let us use some of her amazing lino cuts to take rubbings of.
Two other friends also managed to get there Pat (Altering Thoughts) and Sue (Magic Armchair Traveller) - both had really long journeys and Pats was made even longer because her SatNav decided to have a bit of fun and sent her on a tour of the Suffolk countryside!

I just couldn't resist becoming the owner of one of Dijannes pieces of fabric. It is gorgeous and will hang on my wall just as it is until such a time as I can use it to its best advantage.

Thanks Dijanne and Sandy, it was a brilliant workshop.

Speaking of workshops, I need to get my head down now to prepare for the one I will be giving at ArtVanGo on Thursday March 4th. :-)

Many thanks too for all the good luck wishes for the talk I gave last week. It went very well considering how nervous I was. Chelmsford Embroiderers Guild really are a very friendly bunch, They made me feel very much at home. My SIL David came along to help as he has to do a lot of presentations in his line of work and apart from DH, who doesn't have a choice, he is the only one of the rest of the family who is always very interested in what I do - maybe I should have wished for three sons instead of three daughters!!!
If you take a look at Sharnes' bitsnbobs blog here you can see me in action.


Heather said...

Those lino cut rubbings are gorgeous and so is Dijanne's fabric. Glad your talk went well and I'm sure your workshop will be another success for you.

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

I would have liked to do the workshop Dejanne but I had already booked up to do the Jacky Russell workshop. I hope she will be coming over here again soon.

Jackie said...

Wow you certainly mix in the best of artistic circles. The fabric is gorgeous. A work of art in itself.

Doreen G said...

Loved the photos on Sharnes blog--you don't look a bit nervous.

Julie said...

Glad your talk went well the workshop with Dijanne sounds great fun, wish I could have been there.

MargaretR said...

Hi Lynda! What a fantastic time you must have had with those wonderful friends! Wish I'd been there with you all. I just went to see your first talk and I'm sure they all loved it!

Angelcat said...

Looks like a fabulous workshop, and it must have been lovely to do it in the company of so many friends.

sharon young said...

big congrats on getting through your talk successfully knew you would:-)
I'm sure the next one at AVG won't be half as scary.

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