Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dyes, felt and threads

all add up to an interesting five days at the Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts.  Not only did we dye felt and threads, we also practiced and experimented with hand stitches using our dyed threads.  After choosing my colour palette, here is a picture of how my felt pieces turned out.

Then it was on to dyeing the threads.  Here is what they looked like once they were hung to dry.

Now we had the material to play, practice, and experiment with some hand stitching.  Before I started, I laid out the felt and thread together to see how they would all fit together.  Can you just imagine the fun I had playing with these colours?  
Here have another look.

 Now I'm off to finish my little stitch book.  Till the next time, happy playing and creating.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Whatever your faith, whatever your spirituality, take this time to reflect, rejoice and be grateful.  Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Answering a call

Last month the local gallery (Gallery Vertigo) had a fibre art exhibit.  I attended with a group from my Guild called QuArtz (QUilting ARTistZ).  It was exciting to see that two of our members had their little quilts on display, along with other fibre pieces including felted vessels, knitted scarves and various fibre sculptures.  It's a small gallery run solely by support from membership.

A week later I read in the local newspaper that the Gallery put out a call for artists to submit pieces for a juried show with the theme "The Colour of Music".  The piece could be created in any media; paper, paint, fibre, whatever.  After some hesitation and some encouragement from my friends at QuArtz, I submitted my piece A Tribute to Frank Mills.

Remember? This was the piece that I created for the Tangled Textiles group for their MUSIC theme, and posted about here and here.

Well, .... I GOT ACCEPTED!!!  I was so excited.  It's hanging in the Gallery as I write and will be on display until May 3, 2014.  If you are in the area, stop by and visit the Gallery.