Monday, May 28, 2007

May Bank Holiday

It is a Bank Holiday today and I woke up to heavy rain. It was cold and miserable. My husband has gone to Sweden on a course. Rather than be bored I decided to do some mono printing and to try to follow it through consistently.

I have started by using acrylic paint with fabric medium and a retarder. I am working mainly over some Procion dyed cotton.

I also put the central heating back on which helped; not to speak of a large bar of chocolate. Thanks to people who have commented recently, whom I may not have got back to. I agree Raspberry, Craft Shows are ‘pants’ but still strangely addictive. I suppose that I always think the next one will be better.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I have finished the landscape experimenting with Bokhara couching. I really enjoyed the bright, dramatic colours and the stitch is so versatile.
I had a wet and dismal experience at a local Equestrian event on the recent Bank Holiday. I had thought the craft stalls would be in a water tight marquee, but it was a small tented area and when the heavens opened I was really worried that hours of work would be ruined. Fortunately the car was near and it was only me that got soaked. On top of that I was seriously out of pocket, as it was mostly families there for a cheap day out with the kids, and face painting was the order of the day. I will never take the risk of having a craft stall at an outdoor event again as it is just too risky in our changeable climate. One bright spot was a young girl who decided she should do textiles at college rather than graphic design after seeing the various techniques which are possible.
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