Friday, 20 May 2011

A week after hand in....

"Take my picture too"...        sunday before hand in
For me it has been very busy work wise, I am very tied,  but what a good week I have been selected for Texprint and New Designers. I never thought of any of this when I started the course, the fact that I got it all done and handed in was a major achievement for me in itself. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Been to Bradford

"Thank you..."

...For the awards at Bradford Textile Society. Lots of lovely work, very inspirational.  Visited Bombay stores...so reminded me of a place my Mom and I always like to go when I am home;- an Aladdin's cave. I bought nothing as I will only want to do another piece of work, was supposed to get Alison some pashmina scarfs...but their was just too much to see and not enough time. Only complaint was not tea/coffee -morning -lunch or afternoon!

P.S fabrics on previous blog worked, except the rose panel. I had to go back to my recipes and correct an ingredient...the red was not done but in my 'just go for it ', it sliped my mind and the red ran...I have dyed it all red so we will see, its a mess about peice.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Bank holiday monday

Nearly 7.30 and I have been working flat out, tiding up finishing loose ends. I am very tied, elbow is giving me grief...just on general a low day. Husband is off a night shift and tied too so best to to just plod on in my studio out the way. 

Just for enjoyment I did another screen to checking that the one I liked yesterday I can get the results again. Feels like much like my collagraphic work, love the texture and grittiness of this and can see me continuing to work in this way. 

Not sure how they fit into collection, but if I have time jewelery can link them.


Mind everything still needs to be steamed...that is the test. . Top one worked best on sandwashed silk, all I had this afternoon was a piece of very fine silk.. we will see...still wet when photo taken.

Last note impala done yesterday appears to have bled after drying????

Sunday, 1 May 2011

one more...


Messing about but I like...still to be steamed


Sunday 1 May...



even printing on the ironing board.....






Well at last...yesterday I felt that I have reached the end of printing/ doing fabrics. Put blind faith in the knowledge I have gained over the past six years.  Had the house to myself and just went for it ...took over almost the entire upstairs...printing spread down the hallway and onto the landing, what a mess but last push and I am happy with what I've done....not steamed , so fingers crossed my recipes are correct ! Would like to do some birds but firstly i need to look at work that needs trimming mounting general sorting out for hand in and see if there is time.... Did tidy/cleaned the house yesterday...had to.