Sunday, 23 August 2009

FOQ cont.

At FOQ yesterday I indulged in some retail therapy, first buy was some new paints- they were being demonstrated and you can reverse print with them. (I was hoping to have a small dabble this morning with them, but alas no such luck!) This new book by Claire Benn and Lesley Morgan- I have been wanting to learn screen printing for some time now, so hopefully I can now try some experimenting very soon.

These lovely wool threads by Madeira, I had a couple already so, needed to add these to the collection.

Also some King Tut threads.

Just a few photo's of the quilts that stood out for me. This quilt won a gold, by Laura Kemshall, as if you couldn't tell. I couldn't get near it to take a photo, until it was nearly time to go home

This quilt won a gold, it was created by Helen Godden, from just black fabric and the colours were achieved by painting with bleach, soooo clever.

This artists work, can't remember her name (senior moment) was stunning. Such clever use of fabrics and stitch
Today, I made Fresh Fruit Brulee and Rocky Road Squares for a family get together to celebrate a cousins 4th birthday. I have never made Rocky Road before but I shall be doing it again very soon- it was delish!


chillsider said...

I enjoy the Madeira Lana threads too for hand stitching, but I only seem to see them at shows. I am using some at the mo but having to use Anchor to make shading better.
Did some more rusting, results on Embroderers Tale soon I hope.
Just taken my stuff to Suffolk Treasures Exhibition at Masons' Hall in Ipswich, 10 - 4 from Thurs - Sunday. Worth a visit just to get inside the blood red Hall.....

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Just found your blog and I got the printing book as well. Just need the time to play now! I spent four days at FoQ - most teaching and think I still managed to not see everything!