Thursday, 7 May 2009

Band Sampler etc.

A couple of months ago I felt the need to stitch something, I was doing a lot of stamping but missed just sitting in front of the telly with a needle in my hand. So I started a random band sampler, using needlepoint canvas sprayed green and a selection of green and blue threads - one of my favourite colour combinations. It was nice to do something completely unplanned, deciding on each row as I got to it by flicking through my stich dictionary for ideas. Not sure what (if anything) I'm going to do with it now. I was thinking maybe it could be on the front of a file folder if I could work out how best to fix it there.

Other than that I've been working on classes for Kraft Crazy at Tidworth. I did a class last Saturday using Tim Holtz masks and I've been making ATCs for my next one. Here are the mask samples.

I've got a week off work this week which is lovely and I've managed to put aside a couple of whole days just to sit and play - bliss. One of the things I've gone back to is a fabric sample book which I started about 18 months ago when I went on a class exploring Stewart Gill paints and we did lots of samples and techniques and were to put them together in a book. I originally blogged about it way back here and posted some of the pages. I have now finally finished all the pages but I still have to punch the holes to add the rings to hold it all together and I'm very nervous that I will ruin the whole thing! I also want to write up a little booklet listing the techniques and paints used so it will still be a while before the thing is finally complete. However, I began to think I'd never get this far so I have a sense of achievement for my week off (and it's more than I ever seem to achieve at work where I also never finish anything!).

1 comment:

sharonb said...

Your sampler is lovely and it does not look like it is unplanned at all