We really did have a delightful time with Christine yesterday. A select group, all enthusiastic, each with our own ideas and reasons for being there.
As you can see the workshop is a lovely place, full of light (much brighter than it appears in this picture), well set up and with plenty of space for being everything from very precise to making a mess. Rubber gloves are essential at least for some part of the day!
I had come with my pre prepared Shibori as I knew what I wanted to do with some of my cloth - still Harry and Connie's sheets by the way! (I really should get round to telling you about them). But I brought some along as well to play with as well.
Pygmalion like, and marched across the table! OK, it's not quite Burne Jones, but ... maybe, a giraffe or two?
There were a number of other bits of tying, wrapping, rubber banding, kebab sticking and otherwise manipulating fabric. My final show of things ready for pots various looked like this
|Kebab sticks folded randomly into fabric|
purple in the pot, it has washed to a rather pleasant blue
|The stitched Shibori|
|folded, rolled then alternately |
knotted and rubber banded
|The linen took up very little colour|
|The silk, on the other hand, was delightful. These bits|
were wrapped around the bit of blue pipe above
|goldfish or autumn leaves|
|round acetate pieces each side of folded cloth, |
elastic banded, not clamped
|a faint hint of moon|
|crumple wrapped in a stocking|
|can you see the face peering out at the top?|
|layered whirligigs twisted and bundled into a fruit next|
if you enlarge you can see the mesh in the outer corners
|lolly sticks and fan folding then the triangles of the|
other stitched piece. The stitches didn't show
|and finally - the giraffe - explosions of green!|
Oh, and in the last class, Christine emphasised how important it is to clean your machine between each project
|a bit of fluff|