Tuesday, September 30, 2014

An Grianan

 A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend at An Grianan with a group of like-minded friends.

We had great fun over the weekend, either sewing or messing around with dyes and paints. It was lovely to have a venue where you could keep working and have your meals served up to you, so no time wasted in cooking etc.

I forgot to take many photographs as I was messing around around with gloves, dyes and paints.


Here's an action shot of our art room, you can see by the mess that there was plenty of work happening here.


I spent the weekend screen-printing and mono-printing. Here are two samples of what I created over the weekend. Now I just need to decide what to make with them.

 

A photo from our Show and Tell meeting on the Saturday night


Festival of Quilts

Bit of a belated post, but just realised I never posted anything about Festival of Quilts. I had a great time at the quilt exhibition this year, spent 5 days there!

I did a 3 day Shape and Line Design masterclass with Leslie Morgan at FoQ which was brilliant. It was great having a longer workshop, as I got lots of  fabric dyed and printed
Leslie adding dye to our pleated and clamped fabrics for shibori

 Here's one of the pieces I worked on, the design was made using masking tape on a screen.
One of my printed pieces

Here's all the shibori dyed pieces from the workshop - they look fabulous together. 


And here are some of the quilts which caught my eye at the show:



Loved the African prints in this quilt, really eye-catching. I don't usually like Lone Star quilts, but really liked this one. 

I had a piece in the Contemporary Quilters "Dislocation" Challenge. I was lucky enough to get my entry selected for this exhibition, here's my piece "In the Street I was Lost". 


This quilt was in the Art Quilt Masters Section - think it was by Miriam Pet-Jacobs. This was my favourite quilt in the entire show, loved everything about it.

This Aborginal inspired quilt was amazing, the work involved in making it and adding thousands of hand-appliqued circles was astounding.

Here's my quilt "Sound Waves".