Monday, May 14, 2007

Exmoor

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.

12 comments:

  1. Love this piece! Sorry to hear you had such a bad time at the craft show.

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  2. raspberry12:16 PM

    Pants to craft fairs! Very impressed with you converting that girl, well done!!!

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  3. Sorry the fair was a bust. I love this piece. Don't think I have heard of this stitch before. It's lovely.

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  4. lovely piece!
    you should be proud of yourself for converting someone into textiles, congrats!
    oh and the video is cool.
    thanks for stopping by my blog

    neki desu

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  5. This is a gorgeous piece of art.

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  6. What a fantastic result. I love the colours and textures.
    Alison x

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  7. Lovely! What a great example of using this stitch. Lovely colours and textures.

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  8. How brilliant that you where an inspiration to the young girl, we need more adding beauty to the world with textiles.

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  9. wonderful piece of work

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  10. Hi - I've just found your blog and with the few spare minutes I've just had I got as far as this lovely piece. I'll be back to visit again this evening hopefully to see more of your lovely designs.

    I'm always in awe of anyone who can produce items like those I've seen so far in your posts this morning.
    Sue

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  11. Wow! I found the colours, and the texture, and the whole thing really inspiring! I must try this...

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  12. Bokhara couching - wonderful technique and I love the colours you have used. It's really vibrant and I love the density of the stitching - it gives a really solid embroidered effect. I had forgotten how good that couching looks. Thanks for the reminder - I feel inspired!

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