Archive for March 2, 2008

Textile Group

Not a great deal of textile progress this week as I worked three days teaching. This is the postcard piece with a little FME. I thought it would be thick enough to stitch without a hoop but it did become a little puckered so I will use a hoop when I continue. fme-started-orange-b-parrot.jpgInstead of a pin board in my textile corner I have it attached with magnets to the side of the steel filing cabinet. This gives the distance needed to work out where to stitch next.
This week I have been reading Margaret Rolfe’s Australian Quilt Heritage, a brief but interesting outline of the part quilts have played in Australian history from the Aboriginal Heritage to the end of the 90’s. margaret-rolfee.jpg Margaret was a presenter at last week’s Australasian Quilt Fair in Melbourne with her new book co-written with Judy Hooworth which I think may be called ‘Quilts on the Double’ (that’s what her seminar was called). I didn’t get to this session, too much to see, to much to do!!! The display quilts were sensational and included the Husqvarna Viking International Quilt competition – Imagine that and a display of vintage textiles from Japan.
The other exciting event this week was the inaugural meeting in Torquay of the Textile Group from our local Embroiderer’s Guild. This group stemmed from one of our member’s participation in last year’s TAFTA Forum at Geelong Grammar. At this stage we are a small group of 5 who will meet once a month to try out and share different techniques, working towards some items to exhibit at the annual Embroiderer’s Guild Exhibition in October. We have decided to use the postcard technique to each develop an embroidered box a la Janet Edmonds. For March we will be using some of Dale’s techniques which I tried at the Victorian Embroiderer’s Guild Summer School in Melbourne. fragments.jpg

March 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm 3 comments


March 2008

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