|Giving a talk - table full of items to show|
|Making print blocks|
The first thing I needed to do was to make some print blocks.
Then, after preparing four pieces with a blue gelliplate print, I got the printing done. Different shades of green. The added squares needed to be orange.
After leaving these pieces to dry, it was time to get on with the free machine embroidery. I really enjoy doing this, using my bright lamps to augment the light from the machine itself.
You can just see the orange squares which have been bondawebbed in place towards the back of this photo.
I managed to get the final four JQs finished in time for the exhibition. Here they are, hanging in place. They are in date order with the top line being January, February, March and April. The middle layer are May, June, July and August. The bottom layer has September, October, November and December. These are held together with safety pins, so I really need to sort out whether to permanently link these together.
This lovely table shows the collection of Pinfold Chinese Whisper Challenge books. My book is right at the very back with my journal detailing the challenge being the orange book beside it.
Pinfold is a group of very talented textile artists. I feel myself very lucky to be part of their group and am learning a lot by taking part in their challenges and being able to chat to the members about the techniques they like to use.
|Completed print blocks|
|Overprinting a gelliplate print|
|Free machine work|
|Completed journal quilts on show|
|Display of Whispers challenge books.|
|African quilt peeking around the corner - beautiful challenge quilts by Pinfold members|